Martha Bakken grew up on a farm several miles southwest of Luverne and attended a one-room school in District 13 in Rock County. She attended high school in Luverne, staying “in town” during the week and going home on weekends. She is pictured here for her high school graduation photograph in 1929.

Oldest known resident in Rock County Martha Bakken dies at age of 104


Martha Ingeborg Lunde Bakken, the oldest known resident in Rock County, died Thursday, May 28, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 104 years and 16 days.

Martha was born to Nels and Emma (Rossum) Lunde in Luverne Township May 12,1911, and was a lifelong resident of Rock County.  


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