Jeffery L. Bakke, 55, of Townsend, passed away peacefully at his residence Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Jeff was born April 19, 1958, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, son of the late Earl Finn Bakke Jr. (1987) and Marjorie Helen Howarth Bakke (1999).
Jeff loved hunting and fishing and spending time in the outdoors. He was a waterman by trade. Jeff also worked with his father-in-law for many years as a wood crafter. Some of his favorite activities were watching his son Michael play sports and music and working in the yard with his beloved wife Karen.
Jeff was also an avid animal lover and had many pets throughout his life, including his treasured and recently deceased dog Kit. Jeff was widely known and loved for his wonderful sense of humor and his ability to make his friends and family laugh and smile.
In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by two brothers: Earl F. Bakke (1998) and Linde Bakke (2012). He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Karen; his son Michael Paul Bakke of Annapolis, Md.; four sisters: Terri Gleasmann and husband Lou of Florida, Wendy Martin of Georgetown, Midge DiNatale of Milton, Kristen McGuire and husband Dennis of Lewes and Samuela Wray of Lewes; one brother: Jason Troy Bakke and wife Jane of Lewes; mother-in-law Patricia Whoston of Newark; brother-in-law David Whoston of Newark; sister-in-law Marlane Bakke of Berlin, Md.; and many other wonderful family members including many nieces and nephews that were very special to him- not to mention his vast collection of friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway Lewes. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m.