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In Memory of DuWayne Bakke

DuWayne Allan Bakke, age 81 of Hudson passed away August 30th, 2020 at his home with his family by his side, after a battle with cancer. DuWayne was born on January 7, 1939 in Thief River Falls, MN; the son of Alfred and Mildred (Jacobson) Bakke. He was raised in Thief River Falls graduating from Lincoln High class of 1956. He later graduated from the University of Minnesota in accounting. DuWayne was united in marriage to Patricia Hackel in Fridley, Minnesota. This union would be blessed with son Brett. Over the years he worked with a number of accounting firms. Ultimately he retired as company president at Nor-Lake Inc. in Hudson.

In his early years DuWayne loved to fish for Musky. He was also an avid golfer, an antique collector and loved all things Minnesota sports, including the Vikings and Gophers. DuWayne and Pat were fortunate to travel the world together following their retirement.

DuWayne will forever hold a spot in the hearts of his wife Pat, son, Brett and his wife Hannah of Hudson, his two grandchildren: Mikayla and Connor; Brother Ronald and Karen Bakke of Coon Rapids, in laws; Steve and Kay Hackel of Plymouth, Beth and Jeff Brekke of Champlain, David Hackel of Golden Valley, father in law, Larry Hackel of Golden Valley, and many nieces and nephews and other family. He is preceded in death by his parents and mother in law Martha Hackel.

Private family services are being held. In-lieu of flowers memorials can be made to donor’s choice. Cremation and memorial services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes of Hudson.

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    • Dear Pat and family, We send our sympathies to you at this sad time. The “too few” times we spent together were such fun. Our memories of DuWayne include Vasari, bocce, and our gathering in Hudson last summer. We had hoped for many more good times at Vasari. May you find some comfort in all your wonderful memories.
      JIm and Karen Muckerheide

    • So many fond memories of the boys’ soccer and hockey days. You are all in our thoughts.

    • We will miss Duwayne, good humble honest guy, wish I had seen him in recent times.
      He always took the time to talk to my son about his collector interests when we were at his home, and my son and I very much appreciated that. He was a very good man.

    • Pat and Brett, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
      We were so sorry to hear about the passing of DuWayne…I learned a lot from him in my many years at Nor-Lake. In fact, he was the one who encouraged me to get involved with the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
      He was a great guy who will be missed by family, friends and the community.
      Kim and Larry Heinemann

    • While I worked for DuWayne for over 14 years, I considered him a true friend and mentor. He was always available to me for advice, consultation, and direction both at work and outside of work. My entire family feels the loss of a friend in DuWayne. May God bless him, and Pat, Brett and Hannah. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

    • It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this….. DuWayne was a world class friend and fellow collector. He traveled with our small group of 6-8 collectors all over the country to see antique collections for several years.
      He was always so appreciative of the trips we went on and always wanting to know where we are going next.
      My wife and I enjoyed coming to your home Pat and our weekend in DesMoines at one of the auctions.
      All of these collectibles lose their meaning when you lose a true friend.
      Rest In Peace Buddy….until me meet again,
      Our thought and prayers are with the family.

    • Brett and family! I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I always enjoyed your wonderful conversations about your parents and particularly your dad during our volleyball warmups! You have so many wonderful memories to cherish and may he rest in peace knowing that he was loved tremendously by you and your family!! My condolences, Hollie

    • My wife, Debbie, and I knew DuWayne through Nor-Lake. He welcomed us into the company and gave us his total support and was always available to us for consul when we needed it.

      We are sure he is at peace and God rest his soul.

      David and Debbie Belkin

    • I have so many great memories of time spent with DuWayne, both at work & looking for antiques. He was a tremendous mentor and friend.