“I met Phyllis in 1967 when I was Youth Minister and my Uncle Jerry Jackson was Pastor and Jesse Ventura was in our confirmation class at Holy Communion Lutheran Church on 31st Street & 41st Avenue...now merged into Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church! In recent years we often saw each other at Gustavus for the President's Dinner and Christmas in Christ Chapel. Last Fall we sat near each other and visited at the American Swedish Institute for the Royal Visit of Their Majesties, the King...
“Phyllis and Edwin and my husband Joe and I( my mother Ruth Downhour and I Barbara where members before I knew Joe) meet them at Holy Communion Lutheran Church over 20 years ago. My Mother and I lived near them in Minneapolis.
We enjoyed talking to her and hearing her stories about Swedish Institute and much more. Prayers of comfort for all. Mr. And Mrs. Joseph P. Henry
“It was a joy to have Phyllis as a friend. She faced adversity with strength and spread smiles along her life's path.
“My heart goes out to a beautiful, graceful and dignified lady. It was a pleasure to have known Phyllis as she enriched the lives of all she touched!
“A remarkable lady who enriched many lives over the years. Our sincere thoughts and prayers reach out to each one of many friends in the "home Going" of Phyllis.
Arne & Lois Johnson
Bakke, Phyllis E. of Mendota Heights, formerly of Minneapolis, born May 11, 1926 in Mpls. to John & Hilma (Hinschien) Erickson, passed away July 16, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Bakke. Phyllis is survived by brother-in-law, Orville Bakke; distant cousins and many dear...Read More