Serving Western Wisconsin


bio_jodieJodie Bakken Young

Jodie Bakken Young is a licensed funeral director is Wisconsin and Minnesota.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota and met her future husband and business partner working at a funeral home in the twin cities.  Jodie and her husband, Brian have owned and operated Bakken-Young Inc. since 1999. Spending time outside and playing golf during the summer months, playing cards and watching movies during the winter months are some things she enjoys.   Jodie also enjoys an annual trip to Ely, MN to relax and fish.  Jodie takes great pride in her funeral homes and serving families, when families are in need the most.  She is a member of the River Falls Rotary Club, a board member on the Hudson Community Foundation and belongs to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson.

Brian Youngbio_brian

Brian Young is co-owner of Bakken-Young, Inc along with his wife, Jodie.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota and is a licensed funeral director in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Since, 2004, Brian has been a licensed insurance agent for pre-funding funeral trusts.  Brian is an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  He loves to pheasant and grouse hunt with his English springer spaniel, Millie.  Trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, in any season, are his pure enjoyment.  Brian also likes to golf and spend time with friends.  He is detail orientated and believes that funeral service is about paying attention to the details for each particular family.  Brian is a member of the Hudson Noon Rotary Club, Baldwin-Spring Valley Masonic Lodge, and belongs to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson.

bio_juliaJulia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC

Julia Rajtar is a Board Certified Chaplain with a local hospital and senior living community.  She lives and works in Wisconsin, with over 20 years in the health care field. She has a Masters in Pastoral Studies, facilitates grief groups and is a member of the Minnesota Coalition for Death Education. Julia loves to play volleyball, polka dance, watch the Packers and spend time with her family. As the Grief Support Coordinator for Bakken-Young, you will continue to experience compassion and kindness after your loss.