homepage logo

Rhonda J. Bakken

Mar 15, 2018

The funeral service for Rhonda Bakken will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Lost Island Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Reverend Peter Morlock will officiate.

Interment will be in Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery in Ruthven. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rhonda Jean Jensen was born in Spencer on April 24, 1960; the daughter of Ronald and Marlys (Hudson) Jensen. Rhonda attended Ruthven Community Schools where she graduated in 1978. She went on to attend Augustana Lutheran College in Sioux Falls, SD and Rochester Community College in Rochester, MN. Rhonda moved to Boston, MA where she was a nanny for a period of time. She moved to Devils Lake, ND where she met her future husband.

On June 22, 1991 Rhonda was united in marriage to Sid Bakken in Devils Lake, ND. To this union five children were born. Sid and Rhonda moved back to Iowa to be closer to her family.

Rhonda enjoyed camping, especially at Ledges State Park in Boone. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes football fan. Whether it was the winter or summer Olympics, she never shut the TV off.

Rhonda was an active member and supporter of the Titan Booster Club. She thoroughly enjoyed attending her children’s sporting and school events.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Jensen.

She is survived by her husband, Sid Bakken of Ruthven; her five children, Ethan, Colton, Marly, Chloe, and Koy, and one grandchild on the way; her mother, Marlys Jensen of Ruthven; her brother, Jeff (Cindy) Jensen of Arnold’s Park; her sister, Julie (Curt) Huseman of Boone; her nieces and nephews; Kayla Cable; Chris Jensen; Carl Jensen; Dalton Huseman; Jaiden Huseman; four great nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established at the Iowa State Bank in Ruthven in memory of Rhonda.

Condolences can be left at