Leta Bakke, 74Leta Joan Bakke, 74, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her home.
Leta Joan Bakke, 74, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her home.
Leta was born August 13, 1937 in Wilburton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Robert and Leta Mae (Carlisle) Harp. She attended Edison High School in Wilburton.
After her schooling, Leta moved out to California and was married to Calvin. To this union, two daughters were born. In 1980, Leta was united in marriage to Duane Bakke. The couple resided in Stockton, California.
During her life, Leta loved to write poetry and received several awards throughout the years, which included the Golden Poet Award and the Silver Poet Award. Several of her poems are published for everyone’s enjoyment as she felt that God wanted her to share them with the world.
Besides her poetry, Leta enjoyed going on rides, feeding the squirrels, gardening, taking care of her flowers, working on her computer, cooking and was an immaculate homemaker. In 2006, Leta and Duane moved to Alexandria.
She is survived by her husband, Duane; two children, Teresa Gay and Braden of Helena, MT, Sheila Ann Siebel of Stockton, CA; stepchildren, Daren Bakke of Alexandria, Debra Gibson of Alexandria; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob, Harley, Jerry and Larry; sisters, Bobbie and Betty.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 24 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial was at Oscar Lake Cemetery in Holmes City Township.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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