Lloyd A. Bakken, MD

January 25, 1948 ~ January 27, 2024

Lloyd A. Bakken, MD, 76, of Alto, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia, of 53 years; children, Bradley Hartman Bakken, Anne Bakken and her husband, Tom Boutrous; grandchildren, Rocco and Dillon Boutrous; siblings, Paul and Shirley Bakken, Rebecca and Barry Mason, Owen and Deanna Bakken, Patty and Steve Schiermeister, and David and Pia Bakken; brother-in-law, Mike Finck. Lloyd was preceded in death by siblings, Dennis Bakken and Anita Finck.

Lloyd earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, and a Medical Doctorate from the University of North Dakota. During his undergraduate tenure he was president of Phi Delta Theta, served on the Board of Governors, was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society and was recognized in the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for nine years. He first served at Lowry Air Force base in Denver where he was trained in Military Intelligence. Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines was his next assignment where he served as Intelligence Officer for three years; his duties also included debriefing and escorting freed POWs back from Vietnam to the US as part of Operation Homecoming. His next stop was Vandenberg Air Force Base in California where he completed ICBM missile training before being assigned to Grand Forks Air Force Base While in North Dakota, his ICBM crew received seven Outstanding Crew Awards. As a result of Lloyd’s outstanding service to his country, he was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals.

Following his military service, Lloyd began his medical training at the University of North Dakota, graduating in 1986; he then went on to complete his residency in OB GYN at Blodgett/St. Mary’s Hospitals. He was a board-certified OB GYN, practicing here from 1990 – 2002 when he relocated to Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua, WI, until his retirement in 2017. During his career, Lloyd delivered 6,327 babies, all of whom had mothers who adored him. Four times Lloyd traveled to Guatemala with a medical mission team to do GYN surgeries.

While Lloyd’s physical heart was failing, his spiritual heart never faltered. Along with his love of family and babies, he spent his entire life saving a myriad of abandoned animals that included horses, dogs, and cats.

Donations in Lloyd’s honor may be given to an animal rescue of your choosing or a few of his favorites: The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary; Humane Society of Marathon County in Wausau, WI; Scholl Community Impact Group (autistic therapy), Winchester, WI.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.

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February 24, 2024 1:22pm
I miss my brother-in-law. He was a solid part of the family for 53+ yrs. He strode this world with confidence, generosity and humor. A hard worker he accomplished much. My deepest sympathy to all his family.

- Susan Galagaran

February 20, 2024 3:27pm
Dear Patti, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Lloyd. He was a very kind and loving man. Our prayers are with you and your family, Patti, during this difficult time. John and Katie Zwers

- John Zwers

February 15, 2024 3:57pm
Dear Patty, My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Lloyd was a truly kind and thoughtful man. You are all in my thoughts. Nancy Warner

- Nancy Warner

February 10, 2024 9:49am
Dear Patty, Sending you a big hug and remembering Lloyd with so much fondness, a truly a good man . Lori from the little flower shop in Woodruff

- Lori Shucha

February 08, 2024 8:26am
Dr. Bakken delivered all three of my children, he was such a compassionate doctor. He truly cared for his patients. I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. Prayers to the entire family.

- Becky Farr

February 06, 2024 12:21pm
Dear Lloyd, you walked this world with kindness, compassion, and generosity. Thank you. I don't know another man with 7 sister-in-laws, all verbal, all more inclined to talk than listen, all proud of you. Enjoy heaven and please watch for us. We hope to join you.

- Mary Anne Hoff

February 05, 2024 2:51pm
I had the privilege of working with Lloyd during his residency at St. Mary’s L & D. He was a kind, caring, and compassionate person, and it showed in all his interactions with everyone he met. My sincere condolences to his family for their great loss.

- Kathy Bolich

February 02, 2024 6:22pm
I had the privilege of working with Lloyd at Marshfield Clinic. He was dedicated to providing excellent care to his patients. He was held in high regard by many. Prayers to the Bakken family in this time of sadness.

- Julie Clark

February 02, 2024 6:22pm
I had the privilege of working with Lloyd at Marshfield Clinic. He was dedicated to providing excellent care to his patients. He was held in high regard by many. Prayers to the Bakken family in this time of sadness.

- Julie Clark

February 01, 2024 10:31pm
In memory of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved, so glad to have crossed paths with Dr Bakken. Lots of fond memories to Patty and family!

- Cindy and Rob Likely

February 01, 2024 3:16pm
There was not a kinder, gentler human being than Lloyd. No wonder he was loved not only by his patients, but all of us who had the privilege of working with him. (Blodgett in my case). My deepest sympathy.

- Wilma P Nelson

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