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Twila B. Bakken

January 15, 1926 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 94)


Twila B. Bakken, age 94, of Zelienople, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople.

Born on January 15, 1926 in Gibsonia, she was the daughter of the late Michael A. and Dora Jahnig Bartello.

Twila worked as a librarian for 66 years and was a volunteer in the Passavant Lutheran Senior Care Library. She enjoyed various activities and helping out in the on campus Chapel.

Sister of Olive (James) Boice; aunt of Mark (Kim) Boice, Russell Boice, Pamela (Raymond) Molinaro, Clark (Dottie) Bartell, Beth (Scott) Sorenson, David (Norah) Bartell, Deborah (Michael) Knauff, and Peter (Sonya) Bartell. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew H. Bakken, and two brothers, James and Benson Bartell.

Arrangements are under the care of McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Online condolences are available at

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