Marie L. Bakke, age 69, of St. Francis died January 15, 2020 at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, JANUARY 25th at Strike Life Tributes in CAMBRIDGE. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Marie was born August of 1950 to Pat and Jerry Peterson and grew up on the family farm in Bristol, SD. She married at a young age, moved to Minnesota and soon had her hands full raising two sons. Marie was a born entrepreneur and owned many businesses throughout her life. She was a successful Real Estate Broker and co-owner of Green Realty in St. Francis, MN. Marie was a well-known and respected member of the community. She loved to find deals and enjoyed thrift store shopping. She would spend hours searching for bargains. News of her passing sent shockwaves through the Thrift Store industry. “The loss of profits will be felt for years to come,” said one industry insider. The Minnesota Thrift Store Association has ordered all thrift stores in the state to be closed for business by 10:00 pm Saturday, Jan 25th until Sunday the 26th at 9:00 am in her honor. She also enjoyed country music, travel, trips to the casino, motorcycles, and people. Marie was funny, loved to laugh and spend time with her family and many friends. She was incredibly smart, everyone learned from her and if you didn’t, you weren’t listening. She was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Marie is preceded in death by son, Travis and father, Jerry. She is survived by son, Trever Bakke; granddaughter, Madeline Bakke; mother, Pat Peterson and sister, Sherry Zimmerman. Special Thanks to Vicki Cerqua, friend and caregiver.
Marie worked hard and partied hard. Overall, a life well lived with stories to be shared and tales to be told. Please send stories to be shared to MemoriesofMarie@mail.com