Marcus and Elva Bakke
Marcus and Elva Bakke
Marcus Bakke, 89, Bismarck, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Services were held on Monday, February 20, at 1:00 PM at Evangel in Bismarck, with Pastor Winston Titus officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held on Monday, February 20 at 12:00 noon prior to the funeral.
Marcus Bakke was born January 19, 1928 at a farm house in Slope County to Olaf and Florence Bakke. He attended school at a one room school house in Carroll Township, Slope County, and graduated from New England High School in 1946. He attended North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.
Elva Mae Bakke, 87, Bismarck, passed on February 17, 2017 at The Glen Hopkins in Hopkins, Minnesota, just two days after her life partner Marcus Bakke passed away. A joint service will be held on Monday, February 20 at 1 pm at Evangel in Bismarck with Pastor Winston Titus officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, at 12 noon prior to the funeral.
Elva Mae was born on March 22, 1929 to Edward Hans and Mina Karolina Bjorum, on a farm near Regent, ND. The eleventh of 12 children she attended school in Regent, Mott, and Hettinger. Elva Mae graduated from Hettinger High School, and attended Central Bible College.
Marcus is survived by his sister, Phyllis. They were survived by their children: Carol (Mark) Bakke Mayer, Joanne (Daniel) Kersten, Virginia (Dale) Dohms, Jim (Teresa), and Bruce (Rita); grandchildren: Joel (Rebekah) and Micah (Amanda) LeMon; Alyssa (Eric) Theisen, Elias (Kristen Nelson) Kersten; Janelle (Mike) Hanley, Jordan Dohms; Joseph and Julia Bakke; Kristen (Jason) Robinson, Rachel and Maria Bakke; great grandchildren: James and Caroline LeMon; Ender, Eisley, Ender, Errol, and Ephram Theisen; Connor Hanley; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Marcus Bakke was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Alice Kvanvig and Jewel Guffey.
Elva Mae was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings: Edna Smith, Violet Gilbert, Carl Bjorum, Erick Bjorum, Carrie Hagenston, Elsie Bjorum, Marian Mercado, Stanley Bjorum, Grace White, Ben Bjorum, Richard Bjorum.
Marcus and Elva Mae served the congregation in Scranton for 25 years and in Rhame for 12 of those years. In 1975 they moved to Bowman, where they pastored for the next five years before Marcus was elected as District Superintendent for the North Dakota District Council of the Assemblies of God. They moved to Bismarck and for the next 19 years they traveled North Dakota serving the pastors and churches of the state. When Marcus retired they dedicated the next 9 years to the church in Selfridge, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. In their later years they attended Evangel, Bismarck and especially enjoyed Primetimers.
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