Darlene Bakken, 72, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, died on January 20, 2021 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 17, 1948 in Bismarck, North Dakota and was raised, educated and married to Larry Bakken in New Salem, North Dakota. She loved Bible study, reading and visiting with friends and family. Darlene is survived by her beloved husband Larry; son Kent Bakken, daughter and son in law Kristi and Jamie Studinski; one sister Devonne (Jim) Goetz; four brother in laws, Danny (Dianne), Jim (Judy), Terry (Laurie) and Randy (Missy) Bakken; four sisters in law, Bonnie (Myron) Harsh, Joanne Philbrick, Dianna Bossert, Linda (Ron) Kendall, beloved Grandchildren that Darlene adored, Madison (Ben) Hirst, Seth Tosseth Jessica (Josh) Wendorf and Josh Studinski . She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Frieda Bauer, in laws Gilman and Isabelle Bakken, one sister Shirley (Cecil) Kramer and one brother in law, Jerry Bakken. Memorial service and burial to be held in New Salem, North Dakota at a later date.