In loving memory of

Ryan Bakken
December 26, 1989 - March 9, 2020

Update to service details below.

Ryan Blake Bakken, age 30 of Cedar, MN passed away on Monday March 9th, 2020. Ryan surrendered himself to the Lord because of circumstances we will never know or understand. Within months of losing his mother, grandfather and great-uncle, Ryan's grief was more than he could bear. Ryan is now in God's care for eternity. Thanks be to our lord for the forgiveness of sin and the life everlasting.

Ryan was born December 26th, 1989, in Coon Rapids, MN to Blake Bakken and Victoria Blaser. Ryan was baptized, attended Sunday School and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Saint Francis School and was a Boy Scout with brother Tyler, and Vickie was their Boy Scout leader. Ryan was a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew and loyal friend to everyone. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, deer hunting, watching deer and wild turkeys in their back yard, "wrenching" on his trucks, going dirt biking and 4-wheeling. Ryan will always be remembered by his soft, kind heart and bright smile. Ryan is now at peace with our giver and taker of life, Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Amen

Ryan is preceded in death by his mother, Victoria Blaser; grandfathers, Leonard Blaser, Veryl Bakken; aunt, Debbie Rush (Bakken); and uncles, Brian Rush, Randy Bakken and Michael Blaser. He will be deeply missed by his father, Blake Bakken; brother, Tyler Bakken (Meghan Rootes); grandparents, Blanche Maruska (Don Taylor), Sandra Blaser and Inez Bakken; many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Cedar. Visitation 10am with Service at 11am and luncheon to follow all at 19001 Jackson Street NE, Cedar, MN 55011


Marcy Dalen wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"Ryan was my first nephew. I remember holding my sisters hand when she started labor with him at our family?s Christmas party. As a toddler he would always back up to your knees so you would pick him up and put him on your lap. Ryan was my ring bearer for my wedding. When I told Vickie the next day that I had lost one of a few keepsake silk roses at our wedding table, this five year old listened and found a replacement. He presented it to me with his big grin...?Here Aunty I hid this one in the men?s bathroom!? Why hide it I asked ?So it?s a surprise if they look.? Vickie and I laughed. I still have that silk rose. Ryan?s surprise. He always hugged me so tight. Not everyone in this world hugs like that. I hope Ryan backed up on Gods lap and gave him that hug. Oh Ryan, every-time I see a Rose I?ll think of you and my sister until we meet again. Love you! Aunty Marcy "

Kari Berg wrote on Mar 14, 2020:

"Blake, Inez & Tyler, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love you all. "

Inez Bakken wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"I've always love the song It Is Well with My Soul. For when our loved ones have passed, I know in my heart God's in control, they are not gone forever. It Is Well with My Soul"

Grandma Inez Bakken wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"My dear and oldest grandchild Ryan. You brought grandpa and I so much joy and happens as we watching you grow up so fast. Grandpa is with you along with all our loved ones who passed on. I'm left with lasting wonderful memories that I'll cherish till we're once again reunited never to part in God's Kingdom. Amen "