In Memory

Dale Bakken

Dale Bakken

Dale Bakken Found peace on May 15, 2015 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Kienappel) for 43 years. Loving dad of Lisa Flaten. Proud grandpa of Ava, Cora and Ian Flaten and Marisa Bernstein. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Memorial visitation Friday 9-10:45 AM with a memorial mass at 11 AM at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (6060 W. Loomis Road, Greendale). Dale was a teacher and football coach at Nathan Hale High School for 35 years. -

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05/19/15 08:26 AM #3    

Nancy Kuntz (Morris)

It is hard to believe that we lost another dear class mate. I know how active Dale was in bringing about our "WONDERFUL 50TH CLASS REUNION".  Like in school, Dale was a hands on - get it done person and will be missed by so many. Like others, I'm so thrilled to have renewed our friendship at the reunion.  My deepest sympathy for his family and continued prayers that you will find peace in knowing that in his back in his Father's Arms.  Nancy (Kuntz) Morris

05/19/15 10:57 AM #4    

Gin Asche

I can't believe it!  I played the CD from the reunion  on Friday, the 15th,  thinking how great that was Dale spent the time to  make the CD's for the reunion,  It was wonderful it was to share some time with him along with the rest of the committee working on the reunion.  He surely will be missed by his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.



05/19/15 02:20 PM #5    

Pamela Rathvon (Hall)

Dale may be gone from our sight but never from our memories or our hearts.

Farewell dear friend! 

May you be in peace,  

Pamela Hall

05/19/15 04:34 PM #6    

Bruce Staedler

I'm shocked it hear this , went  to Kindergarten with him . Anyone know what happened, from what did he die from ?  I had just talked to him about coming to the Villard Ave Reunion this coming fall , he was excited about coming.                                                                                                                                                                     RIP Dale




05/20/15 07:18 AM #7    

Marjorie Ferguson

My condolences and sympathy to his family....Dale was so much a part of our school years...and the Reunion.  He will be missed.

05/20/15 10:44 AM #8    

Ellen Becker (Kellom)

A death has occured and everything is changed by this event.  We are painfully aware that life can never be the same again, that yesterday is over, that relationships once rich have ended.  But there is another way to look upon this truth.  If life went on the same without the presence of the one who has died, we could only conclude that the life we here celebrate made no contribution, filled no space, meant nothing.  The fact that this individual left behind a place that cannot be filled is a high tribute to this individual.   Life can be the same after a trinket has been lost, but never after the loss of a treasure.  Paul Irion



05/20/15 11:03 AM #9    

Nancy Doyle (Hyndman)

It was wonderful to renew my friendship with Dale and work with him on the reunion committee.  I will always fondly remember him as a dear high school friend and will keep his family in my prayers. 

05/21/15 04:47 PM #10    

Michael Multerer

Dale was always a good friend and trustworthy ally. He truly was one of the good guys. Will miss you and pray that you are in the best possible place -- in your new home.

05/21/15 09:24 PM #11    

Joanne Kohlhoff (Wolf)

It seems such a shame that after 50 years we had a chance to connect and reconnect with our classmates only to have another one leave our circle.  It was such a pleasure to work with Dale on the reunion committee.  What a nice soft spoken 'do whatever had to be done' kind of guy.  I'm just glad I had the opportunity to enjoy his friendship.

05/24/15 12:13 PM #12    

Wayne Demmer

                  It was great to work with Dale on the reunion comm.

We went to lunch a few times last fall, talked a lot about our high school days,

RIP my friend,    Wayne

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