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Vicki J. (O’Day) Bakkila

CROSBY — Vicki J. (O’Day) Bakkila, 65, Brainerd, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. She was born in Brainerd on Aug. 14, 1945, to Edwin and Rachel O’Day.

She later fell in love with and married Maurice W. Bakkila Sr. on May 29, 1961. Together they had six beautiful children.

She is survived by sons Maurice W. Bakkila, Jr. (Marianne) and Robert L. Bakkila (Denise); daughters Debra K. Carlson and Rachel E. Bakkila. She has 18 wonderful grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; son, John A. Bakkila; daughter Georgina Braverman; and her parents.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.