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Melissa Ann Moe, 42, of Faribault and formerly of Kenyon, died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at her residence.

Services will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one hour prior to the services on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

She was born April 8, 1970 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Jim and Eileen (Moe) Erickson. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1988 and attended Rosemount Vocational School for sales and merchandising. Melissa worked as a childcare provider in Rosemount, Ponderosa in Burnsville, and McDonald's in Lakeville. In 1989, Kevin Bakken and Melissa became a couple and they had two children, Tony and Tyler. They resided in St. Paul and in 1993, they moved to Kenyon. Together they raised exotic animals for zoos all over the world. Melissa especially enjoyed feeding and raising the baby animals. Melissa loved to make crafts. She enjoyed beading and drawing, which she sold at craft shows. She especially loved her family and enjoyed spending time together.

She is survived by her fiance of 22 years, Kevin Bakken of Kenyon; son, Tony Bakken (and fiance Cheyenne Lund) of Red Wing; daughter, Tyler Bakken of Kenyon; parents, Eileen and Jim Erickson of Farmington; sisters and brother, Candida (and Scott) Archibald of Faribault, Corinna Erickson (and fiance Jeremy Crow) of Apple Valley, Kelly (and Bill) Taylor of Red Wing, Kam (and Amber) Schultz of Aberdeen, SD; granddaughter, Nevaeh Bakken; goddaughter, Cassondra Crow; step daughter, Amy Poepping of Northfield; step grandchildren, Brenten and Kylie Poepping; nieces and nephews, Isabella, Trevor and Andria Archibald, Dillon and Hunter Schultz; Carmen, William and Lissa Taylor; aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents.

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Name: Angel Thiel
Date: Saturday January 12, 2013


Hey Miss ~ can't sleep ..thinking about 2morro and how to deal with the loss of you..I am gonna look at it as not so much a funeral or darkness/ sadness But yet more of a celebration of your life. It may sound weird but this is what I have to do , maybe for me to stay strong help everyone else be strong. I so wish I could turn back time and not have lost touch with you in our adult lives...reguardless even though we are cousins...remember when we became BLOOD sisters..lol we cut the palms of our hands & held them together oh so tight..(smile)walking up the hill to "whats his names"...lol I will never forget ALL the times we shared together :) I strongly believe that your no longer here I can feel your presence saying"it's ok...everything is ok and a very calming & soothing sensation comes over me !! your the Angel on the moon, shine bright !! TTYl time to try & sleep

Name: Delores Herr
Email: stargazer266@msn.com
Date: Tuesday January 08, 2013


So sorry , Prayers to you all.What a beautiful girl. Such a great loss...

Name: Angel Thiel
Email: fallenangel@izoom.net
Date: Sunday January 06, 2013


Hey Miss :) still am having a hard time with all this...so many feelings & emotions. Hurting like hell !! We lost One of the best !! our loss is Heavens gain i guess... I am being selfish right now cuz i feel you were taken way too soon. In my Christian belief God doesn't TAke the ones we love...Iam questioning that & my beliefs...And ...we are not to question GOd...so to make it feel better God couldn't stop the "whatever" was going on in your ife & thought/felt you & your Beauty would fulfill a better place...May you find peace & hapiness in the house of the Lord till we meet again , And when I look at the moon I will see you !! ..Toodles :)

Name: Steve & Sally Thiel.
Date: Saturday January 05, 2013


Our Prayers and thought"s are with you and your family.

Name: Rochelle Caron
Date: Saturday January 05, 2013


Tyler I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Remember the good times with your mom. It takes time but it will get better. My prayers are with you and your family. Rochelle