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Donald C. Bakken

July 5, 1956 April 7, 2016
Donald C. Bakken
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Obituary for Donald C. Bakken

Donald Craig Bakken, of Franklin, died suddenly at home April 7, 2016. He was 59 years old. Don was born July 5, 1956, in Bristow, Oklahoma, to Beula (nee Caspers) and Richard Bakken.

A 1978 graduate of Central Michigan University, Don went on to own and operate Great Lakes Service Center, based in Detroit. An avid golfer, phenomenal cook, and professional midnight ice cream sandwich eater, Don will be remembered best as a devoted family man and loyal friend. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by Patricia Andrews Bakken and their children, Richard, Emily (fiancé Ryan Jones), Andrew, Meredith, and Samantha Bakken. He is also survived by his siblings, David (Elizabeth) Bakken, Steven (Rebecca) Bakken, and Kay (Roger) VanHorn.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Sunday and Monday 3-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Tuesday 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am.

Memorials appreciated to Brother Rice High School, 7101 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills 48301, Marian High School, 7225 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills 48301, Mercy High School, 29300 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills 48336, or Oakland Hills Scholarship Trust, 3951 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills 48301.

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