Knut Bakke obituary

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Friday, January 12, 1923
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Knut O. Bakke who was reported quite ill last week, passed away at his home in Lyle Friday morning about 11 o'clock after an illness of about ten days. Mr. Bakke has not been very well for many years, although it was not until Tuesday, December 28 that he was taken seriously ill.

The deceased was among the early pioneers and shared in the up-building and process of the community. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation and assisted materially in the work of the church. He served a number of years on the school board of that place an took an active interest in the welfare of the young people. Though of a quiet disposition he had many friends who admire his sterling qualities.

The deceased was born in Hallingdal, Norway, Jan. 12, 1847, and came to America in 1851. He first located at Rock Prairie, Wis., and then went to Idaho, where he remained a few years. About 60 years ago he located on a farm near Mona where he resided until about 12 years ago when he moved to Lyle. His wife died in the year 1901. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Sorina Bakke of this place and one niece, Mrs. A. O. Johnson of Blooming Prairie.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the house at 1 o'clock and at 1:30 from the Mona church and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Rev. A. Elmer Moe of Waseca conducted the funeral services.

Ole O. Bakke, a nephew of Fertile, was here to attend the funeral, also niece from Blooming Prairie.