Jerome Oscar Bakken passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the age of 74 years old while being cared for by his daughter, Janell.
Jerome “Jerry” Bakken was born to Oscar and Julia Stigen Bakken in Hillsboro, ND on January 17, 1947. He grew up and attended school in Hillsboro, graduating from Hillsboro High School. After graduation Jerry enlisted in the Air Force, serving for four years in the Philippines, Germany, and Viet Nam.
Jerry returned to Hillsboro where he lived until moving to Grand Forks. He worked for Gaffaneys, Norbys, and later in Security and Testing. Before retiring Jerry worked in Environmental Services at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.
He is survived by daughter, Janell, Grand Forks, ND; his sister, Beverly (Terry) Wika, Hillsboro, ND; brother, Dale (Doris) Bakken, Hilllsboro; Donald (Barbara) Bakken, Williston, ND; Randy Bakken, Carrington, ND.
Preceded by his son, Darin Bakken and his parents, Oscar and Julia.
There was a service on Thursday, March 4th at 1:00pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, ND. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro, ND. Online guestbook at: www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.