Craig Bakkelund of Granite Falls dies at 46

By | November 22, 2021

Craig Bakkelund Death – Passed Away: Craig Bakkelund of Granite Falls has sadly passed away. Craig Bakkelund died on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was 46 years old when he died. Craig died from Covid-19 complications. Craig’s death has left the Bakkelund family devastated and shocked.

Craig Bakkelund was born on September 9, 1975, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Denneth and Linda (Erickson) Bakkelund. Craig attended Granite Falls schools and graduated from high school in 1994. He also attended Willmar Area Community College before transferring to Southwest State University in Marshall, where he earned a degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance. He was christened at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watson.

Craig was a servant leader who was deeply committed to serving on numerous boards and committees of the Granite Falls Lutheran Church, the city of Granite Falls, and the surrounding community. Craig was deeply committed to his community and took pride in seeing it thrive.

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