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Douglas "Doug" Bakke

October 3, 1945 ~ October 11, 2018 (age 73)

Douglas Viking Bakke, 73 of Alexandria, MN died on October 11, 2018. Doug was born October 3, 1945, in St Paul, Mn, the twin son of Pinky (Harold) & Della Bakke. Doug graduated from Wilson High School in 1963. He enlisted in the US Navy September of 1964. He was aboard the USS Oriskany from 65-66 and then completed his time with the Air Squadron VP-47. In this time he had 3 tours of Vietnam. He was discharged from the Navy February of 1969.

Doug and Marty were married May 25, 1973 and were blessed with three children, Kari, Erica and Matt.

The summer of 1984 they decided to move to Alexandria and raise their family. Doug spent many years with Juno Plastics till the time he retired. Doug so loved woodworking as that would take up a good part of his days once he retired. He was the wooden toy maker. He also enjoyed fishing and golf with his family and grandkids. Doug belonged to the Vietnam Veterans of America, USS Oriskany Group, VFW, American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.

Every year, Doug and Marty would travel to the Oriskany Reunion and enjoy that time with his shipmates.

Doug passed away peacefully at home. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Gretchen Domian.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Marty; daughters: Kari (Seth) Knudson of Bemidji, Erica (Corey) Schroeder of Willmar and son: Matthew (Val) of Alexandria; 6 grandchildren: William, Kyler, Annika, Eland, Drew and Nora. He is survived by his twin brother Steven (Jean) of Minneapolis and Bradley (Renee) of Rosemount; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home with a Prayer service at 5:00 PM and a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue on Friday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at St Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Ft Snelling National Cemetery on Monday.   In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to: Veterans Memorial Park, PO Box 733, Alexandria, MN 56308 or to donor’s choice.

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