Rhonda J. Bakken passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Rhonda J. Bakken passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. Service was on Thursday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Lost Island Lutheran Church, Ruthven, Iowa, with Rev. Peter Morlock officiating. Interment at Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery, Ruthven, Iowa. Rhonda Jean Jensen was born in Spencer, IA, on April 24, 1960; the daughter of Ronald and Marlys (Hudson) Jensen. Rhonda attended Ruthven Community School where she graduated in 1978. She went on to attend Augustana Lutheran College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Rochester Community College in Rochester, Minn. Rhonda moved to Boston, Mass., where she was a nanny for a period of time. She moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota, where she met her future husband. On June 22, 1991 Rhonda was united in marriage to Sid Bakken in Devils Lake. To this union five children were born. Sid and Rhonda moved back to Iowa to be closer to her family. Rhonda enjoyed camping and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes football fan. Whether it was the winter or summer Olympics, she never shut the TV off. Rhonda was an active member and supporter of the Titan Booster Club. She thoroughly enjoyed attending her children’s sporting and school events. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Sid Bakken of Ruthven, IA; five children, Ethan, Colton, Marly, Chloe and Koy; and one grandchild on the way; her mother, Marlys Jensen; her brother, Jeff (Cindy) Jensen; her sister, Julie (Curt) Huseman; her nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home, martinmatticefuneralhome.com.