Julia A. Bakke, 83, of Caledonia, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia.
She was born March 31, 1929 in Fargo, N.D., to Benjamin and Luella (Thoen) Steele. She married Paul Bakke and he preceded her in death in 1987. She worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove for many years.
She is survived by her children, Barbara (Roger) Olson, Audrey Stadtler, Darlene (Gary) Schreiber, Rick (Jody) Ostern, Donna (Roger) Pearson, Jeffrey Ostern, Lisa Schwidde (Dan); 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Steele, and a sister, Lois Schutz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, a sister, a grandson, and a great- granddaughter.
Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.