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Funeral services Saturday for Melvin Bakk, father of state Sen. Tom Bakk

Funeral arrangements have been set for Melvin Bakk, the father of state Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk.

The elder Bakk died Sunday. He was 92.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.

Melvin Bakk ran a canoe outfitter service and served as an Owens Township supervisor. He was a Cook Hospital and Nursing Home Board member and a founding member of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.

In addition to his son, Bakk is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey; daughter Vicki Bakk of Virginia; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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