Barney E. Bakken Family

Barney Bakken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bjarne Bakken of Abercrombie, came to Cooperstown in September 1940, from Gwinner.  He purchased the Coast-to-Coast store from Mr. Wilson and owned it until 1963 when he sold it to his son, Roger.

Mr. Bakken and his wife Amanda were the parents of four children: 

1.     Evelyn married Anthony Hildebrandt

2.     Orville married Marjean Johnston

3.     Roger married Myrleen Kramvik.  Roger and Myrleen were married in 1948.  Their children are: 

                                                                        i.     Daniel and David, who also help in the family store.

4.     Shirley married Dale Kleingartner.

Marjean and Myrleen were both Cooperstown residents.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 58

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