June H. (Bakken) CarlsonJune Hope (Bakken) Carlson, 82, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, surrounded by her children.
June Hope (Bakken) Carlson, 82, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, surrounded by her children.
June was born March 9, 1929, in Duluth, Minn., to Eric and Fern Hulten. She graduated from Duluth Denfeld in 1946.
Anyone who knew June will describe her as fun, smart and very unique! She was a real character, and her family will reverberate with "June stories" for years to come. She was the family storyteller, and conduit… keeping the news flowing, and always enthusiastically celebrating anyone's accomplishments, or worrying with them about their concerns.
June is survived by her children, Phil Bakken of Sudan, Susan (Mark) Fuentes of Rockling, Calif., Patricia Bakken of Cloquet, Scott (Mary) Bakken of Cloquet, Sean (Jeanine) Bakken of Esko, Minn., and step-daughter, Gail (Art) Manisto of Cloquet; sister, Kath O'Keefe of Woodbury; and sister-in-law, Ann Hulten of Cloquet.
She was an amazing grandmother to Alex and Laura Bakken of Cloquet, Sean Jr., Reed and Chase Bakken of Esko, Dan (Jill) Ridgeway of New Prague, Minn., Steven Ridgeway and Michael Fuentes of Rocklin, Calif., Chad Bakken of Overland Park, Kan., Bridget (Stuart) Lockridge of Norfolk, Va., and step-grandchildren Scott, Todd and Sean Manisto of Cloquet; as well as several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
A special "thank you" to all of the caring staff at St. Mary's Hospice and Palliative care.
Celebration of Life Gathering: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Big Lake Golf Course.
Arrangements with Handevidt Funeral & Cremation Service, Cloquet, www.handevidtfh.com.
November 3, 2011 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.