Darwin Bakken


POYNETTE – Darwin S. Bakken, age 50, of Poynette died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage.

Darwin was born on May 29, 1959 in Madison,the son of Frederick and Shirley Hanson Bakken.  He was married on September 26, 1992 to Nancye York Ziegler.  Darwin loved to work on cars, and as a handy man, did many mechanical projects.     

Darwin is survived by his wife, Nancye Bakken, Poynette; two step-daughters, Debra Ziegler and Karen Ziegler; three step-grandchildren, Quavon, Sierra, and Victoria; his father, Frederick Bakken;  his brothers, Dale (Tammy) Bakken, Arlington, David (Tina) Bakken, Stillwater, OK, and Darell Bakken, Madison; his sisters, Cherie (Dennis) Anderson, Poynette, Brenda (Jeff) Miller, Dandridge, TN, Suzanne (Dave) Pieper, Horicon, Tammy (Kurt) Gould, DeForest, and Tracey Bakken, Oregon, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.  Darwin was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Bakken.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette with Pastor Barry W. Barnett officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, and on Monday from 10:00 until the time of the service at the funeral home.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)