July 10, 1947February 16, 2018

Wayne E. Bakken, 70, of Jensen Beach, Florida passed away February 16, 2018. He was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin to the late Maynard and Evelyn Bakken nee Haakenson.

Wayne has been a resident of Florida since 2004, when he moved from Wisconsin. Wayne was proud of the fact that he was merited as an Eagle Scout. He was the football player that met and married his high school cheerleader sweetheart, Kathy. He drove Semi truck for Gateway-Fleming Foods prior to retirement. While residing in Wisconsin, Wayne was active in the Moose Lodge. In his spare time, Wayne enjoyed golfing, hunting, and his fishing trips up to Canada. He enjoyed crossword puzzles. Wayne was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.

Wayne is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Kathy Bakken; son, Matt Bakken (Mary), of Highland Ranch, Colorado; daughter, Krystal Sailors (Greg), of Durham , North Carolina; grandchildren, Alaina, Jade, and Korinne Bakken and Jackson, Luke, Landan, and Joshua Sailors; brother, Gary Bakken (Dolly), of Tuscon, Arizona; sister, Catherine Edwards (Gene), of Lodi, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

A Celebration of Wayne's life will take place at a later date.


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Ron Thompson

February 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I remember the Bakken family fondly.

Mary Sue Legeza (Meyer)

February 24, 2018

Kathy I am so sad to hear this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peg Boudreau

February 23, 2018

Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy--

Michelle Wuensch

February 23, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kathy.
Michelle (Meier) Wuensch

Mary Bakken

February 20, 2018

Words cannot express my sadness for you. We will all miss him so much. Sending you love and strength in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Chuck Jefson

February 20, 2018

I am sorry to hear about Wayne. Jean sent a message to alert us, and I found the obituary from Jenson Beach.
I have been trying to get together with you Chris and Fred but I do not get to far. We are in Sea Side in the panhandle right now but live in Lodi Wi yet. Sorry for your loss and hope we can connect sometime.
Love Chuck Jefson and Mary

February 17, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11