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Lisa Bakke 09/01/2020

Lisa Bakke 09/01/2020

Lisa Bakke, age 57 of Spooner, WI and formerly of River Falls, WI, passed away suddenly of a ruptured brain aneurysm on Monday, September 1, 2020 surrounded by her entire family. Lisa was born on March 19, 1963, the first daughter of Larry and Rita Bakke. She graduated from RFHS in 1981. She then moved to Breckinridge, CO and continued west, living in Huntington Beach, CA where she had her son, Evan Bakke. Soon after, she moved back to River Falls where she raised her son. In 2011, she moved to Spooner, WI where she settled in and became part of a wonderful community where she made many lasting friendships and made a home with her significant other, Steve Tanski.   Lisa was full of life and touched every person she met. Going to the grocery store, was an adventure with Lisa. She will forever be remembered for her unique laugh and beautiful smile. Lisa will remain in the hearts of her son, Evan Bakke, his wife Britta and their daughter Laylana; her partner, Steve Tanski; parents, Larry and Rita Bakke; her three sisters, Lora, Kris and Brenda; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and her many friends. A Celebration of Lisa’s Life will be held at McKenzie Landing 1350 County Hwy E Spooner, WI on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 2-5pm. Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Jane Gosselin Posted September 3, 2020 1:33 am

    Lisa will be dearly missed. She was always smiling & made everyone feel good. RIP, dear friend. Deepest sympathies, hugs, & prayers to her family & Steve.

  • Debbie Monzel Posted September 3, 2020 1:54 pm

    To Lisa’s family, My thoughts and prayers are sincerely with you since I have learned of this tragedy Lisa and I were friends for 35 years I just saw her in August I will miss her

  • Sarah Flom Johnson Posted September 3, 2020 7:18 pm

    Lisa was a firecracker and her light was always shining. My deepest condolences and sorrow to the family. I feel blessed that I knew her. Many great memories.

  • Paula Swenson Posted September 4, 2020 10:43 pm

    Lisa will be so missed in webb lake. Her smile was the best, always had one for everyone. RIP IN LISA!!!

  • Jerry Somsen Posted September 5, 2020 11:01 pm

    Condolences to all who had the privilege to know Lisa.
    Everyone she touched mourns her untimely passing.
    At the dimming of the day, with thoughts her, the gloom will lessen.
    With every sunrise, with memories of her, the day will brighten.

  • Lisa Larson Posted September 14, 2020 1:04 am

    God speed Lisa! I shall treasure all of our memories. Xo

  • Susan Ann MacKenzie (nee Benson) Posted September 26, 2020 1:23 pm

    I remember this dear classmate as a vivacious, funny, intelligent, strong, beautiful, independent, and compassionate person. So sad to hear this news.

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