Kermit DakkenKermit Dakken, age 89, resident of Tolna, ND died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Nelson County Health System - Hospital in McVille.
Kermit Dakken, age 89, resident of Tolna, ND died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Nelson County Health System - Hospital in McVille.
Kermit was born June 4, 1922 on the family farm in Forde Township near Tolna, ND the son of Gilbert and Ida (Thorson) Dakken. He grew up and attended country school in rural Tolna. Kermit entered the United States Air Force in November of 1942. He worked as an airplane mechanic, serving in the southern pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Kermit married Betty Mannie on October 14, 1946 in McVille, ND. After their marriage they lived and farmed in rural Tolna for many years. During his retirement Kermit started golfing and was proud of the driving range he built next to the farm.
Kermit will be missed and remembered by his wife Betty Dakken of Tolna, ND; daughter Becky Braathen of Tolna, ND; daughter-in-law Sharon Dakken-Pasche; 4 grandchildren Shauna Dakken, Sheri Hetler, Dawn Jacobson & Eric Braathen; 5 great grandchildren Kelli, Caleb & Emma Hetler, Hunter & Tanner Jacobson; brother Rueben (Doris) Dakken; along with several cousins, nieces & nephews.
Kermit was preceded in death by his parents, son Kelly, 5 sisters Mildred Jacobson, Sally Eykyn, Myra Schindele, Idella Tweed & Evelyn Dakken.
Funeral services for Kermit will be Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the American Lutheran Church of Tolna, ND.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the church.
Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #162 of Tolna, ND.
Interment will be in the Tolna Cemetery.
Arrangements with the Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, ND.