February 12, 1942 - April 23, 2015


Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Dale R. Bakke, age 73, of Clearwater who passed away Thursday Apr. 23 at his residence. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Dale was born Feb. 12, 1942 in Minneapolis to Orville & Helen (Hawes) Bakke. He served his country in the U.S. Marines from 1961-1965. Dale worked as a fireman in Fridley and also worked in maintenance at Metro Office Park in Bloomington. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycling. Dale also enjoyed antique cars.

Survivors include his daughter, Sheri of Minneapolis; sister, Cheri Clough; two grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; ex-wife, Dianne O’Neill of Princeton; and sister-in-law, Scheryle Bakke. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; son, James on Feb. 5, 2015; and brothers, James and Gene.