Leo Carlyle Bakkestuen, 58, of Winona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born on April 29, 1961 in Viroqua, WI to Clifford and Ardys (Nottestad) Bakkestuen. After graduating from Westby High School, Leo moved to Winona to begin working at Fiberite (Solvay), where he was employed for 38 years. On January 13, 1984 he married Loretta Roberts. Leo enjoyed driving his John Deere mower, skiing, camping, golfing, and had a love for Folgers coffee. He was an extremely handy man who could fix anything.
Leo is survived by his wife of 35 years, Loretta; son, Andy (Suzie) Ehlo and their children, Quintin and Sophia; son, Lucas (Amanda) Bakkestuen and their children, Evan and Hailey; and son Matthew (Rebecca) Bakkestuen; mother, Ardys; siblings, Carol (Rick) Kramer and Lois Bakkestuen; mother-in-law, Naomi Roberts; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick (Terri) Roberts, Rita (James) Trainer, Sheila (Donnie) Borreson, Tory (Tom) Roesler, Pam Roberts, and Linda (Mark) Domke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Clifford; father-in-law, Richard Roberts; and brother-in-law, Nick Roberts.
A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. Please leave a memory of Leo and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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