June 29, 2015 2:00 P.M. with a visitation one hour prior.Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
Newman C. Bakko, age 94, of Fargo ND, passed away June 26, 2015, under the loving care of Bethany Retirement Living surrounded by family and friends.
Newman was born August 28, 1920 at the family homestead in Walcott. He was delivered by midwife to Ole & Gladys (Holvoson) Bakko. Newman spent his life in farming. He left school in the 8th grade to help his father tend to the needs of the family farm. He retired in 1983 and in 1987 moved to Fargo and made that his home until his move to Bethany in Oct of 2014.
Newman was a quiet, soft spoken man and a lifelong bachelor. He was not known to raise his voice in anger. He seldom went to church but he never used harsh or profane speech. He never had a bad word to say about people and had strong opinions about the political landscape. He loved to read and walked several miles daily to the public library, he preferred that to watching TV. Several times a year he would board the west bound train to Seattle to visit his sister Norma and her family. Following his sisters wishes, Newman had his first phone installed in mid-2003.
Newman was preceded in death by his sister Hazel in 1935, his father in 1980, his mother in 1983 and sister Norma in 2009. He is survived by his niece, Margaret Pierce of Bothell, WA, nephew, James Knott of Bothell, WA, his longtime neighbor and friend Steve Gunness of Walcott, LeRoy Carlson of Fargo and cousin Cordy Farsdale of Fargo/Walcott.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 29, 2015, 2 pm, Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th St S., Fargo. Burial will be immediately following at the Walcott Cemetery.