Our cherished wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, Cheryl Ruth Haugen Bakke passed away on April 17, 2021 at home in Sandy surrounded by family. This sweet, sassy lady fought Crohn’s disease for many years and more recently kidney failure.

Born on September 9, 1942, in Arnegard, ND. She was the daughter of Nora Granlie Haugen and Hans Haugen. After being active in Arnegard school and graduating; she moved to Williston, ND where she worked at American State Bank. While there, she met many lifelong friends and the love of her life, Curtis Bakke. They were married at Wilmington Lutheran Church in Arnegard on August 19th, 1961. In August, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding Anniversary.

After moving to Salt Lake City in 1966, they formed a family business for which she was an active partner until officially retiring to Mesquite, NV in 2017. She enjoyed spending time with loved ones. She loved cooking for family and friends and kept photo memory books for each of their children.

She is survived by her husband Curtis, three sons: Steve (Cari) Bakke, Cory Bakke, Scott Bakke, daughter Sherrie Bakke, five grandchildren: Courtney (Tyler) Gordon, John (Adriana) Hayes, Caysie Bakke, Cayden Bakke, Cameron Bakke and three great grandchildren: Bradin, Alayna, and Demi. She is also survived by sister, Norene Gorder of Williston, ND, and her brother, Loren (Linda) Haugen of Bismarck, ND, brother-in law Jerome (Marilyn) Bakke of Grand Forks, ND, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Ricky, and daughter, Stephanie (8-11-2016), sisters: Linda Dewey & Holly Stovall, half-sister Ruth Carns, and half-brothers: Harold Haugen, Maurice Haugen, Clarence Haugen, and Lawrence Haugen; and brother-in-law Lowell Bakke.

As per her request her remains are being cremated. A Celebration of Her Life open house will be held at her beloved home in Sandy on Saturday, June 5th at 1:00pm to 6pm. All that knew and loved her are welcome. Please reach out to Sherrie at cherylscelebrationoflife@yahoo.com for further information.


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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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May 27, 2021

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What a wonderful woman! I wish you all well during this difficult time. I am sure it has been a wonderful reunion for her with Steph!

Mike Higginson , West Valley, UT, US May 28, 2021