Daniel S. Bakstad, 83, of Hendersonville, North Carolina died on Monday, January 19th at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
Born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Johan and Mildred Bakstad, Dan grew up in Angola, Indiana. He was in the Navy flight training program and a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Tri-State College and managed the family business of Daniel Shank Lumber Yard. Prior to retirement he was a Real Estate broker with Merrill Lynch in Clearwater, Florida.
A licensed pilot and boater, Dan was past president of the Angola Jaycees, past president of the Gulf Beach Rotary Club and enjoyed being a member of the Romeos Club in Hendersonville. During retirement Dan and Shirley lived on their boat and traveled extensively for four years.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Shirley, and five children; Daniel E. Bakstad and wife Vicki of Johns Creek, GA, Kristin Mason and husband Randy of Rockville, MD, Craig Bakstad and wife Lynn of Mooresville, NC, Lisa Martin and husband Hugh of Lewis Center, OH, Anne Gunsteens and husband Jeff of Germantown, MD; eleven grandchildren; and niece Kari Bentz and husband Chris of Ludington, MI.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday January 23rd in the Chapel at Lake Pointe Landing, Hendersonville, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the clubhouse. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army c/o Food Bank, 239 3rd Avenue E., Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Additional information is available at www.bakstad.com.