Even Bakke obituary
Knut Bakke received a telephone message, from Austin Monday afternoon, that his brother, Even, had passed away at 5 o'clock, at the hospital, where he had been for the past two years. The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis, at his home in Fairbault, Minn., March 10, 1907, from which he never recovered, and death came as a relief from his suffering.
Even O. Bakke was born in Hallingdale, Norway, January 3, 1847 and immigrated to this country with his parents in 1851. The family settled on a farm near Spring Valley in Rock County, Wisconsin, and there Even lived until the spring of 1866 when he went to Fairbault, Minn., to make his home. There he found ready employment as a clerk in a general store, and until he suffered the stroke about 4 years ago, continued to reside there. Two years ago last fall, he was taken to St. Olaf's Hospital at Austin, in hopes of finding some relief, but he steadily grew worse, and Monday afternoon, as the sun was setting in the West, his eyes closed to all that is mortal.
He leaves a brother, Knut Bakke of this place; and a sister, Signe Nelson of Pollk County, Minn. The funeral will be held, Saturday afternoon at the Mona Lutheran Church, and interment will be made in Enterprise cemetery. The remains will arrive here from Austin on the noon train. Rev. Esser will have charge of the services.
[Even O. Bakke's obit. says buried in Enterprise Cemetery. but he is on Pleasant Hill roster on Bakke lot.]