Ida Alice Rudisill was born on March 26, 1924 to Oscar and Gunhild (Pederson) Bakke in rural Westbrook Township, Cottonwood County, MN. She was baptized in Amo Lutheran Church and confirmed in Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden. She attended Dist. 58 school grades 1 - 8, and then went to Storden High School graduating in 1942. After graduation she worked near her home for one year and then attended and graduated from Glenwood Hills Nursing School in one year. She worked there for another year before going to California to work at a hospital there. She signed up for a Cadet Nursing School attending it for three years in Phoenix. She continued to work in Phoenix where she met Aaron (Bob). He was working for an ambulance and mortuary service and later became a banker. Ida and Bob loved to work on and restore old cars including a Model T and a Maxwell, which they chauffeured Jack Benny to a concert in Phoenix. They loved to travel overseas and also in their motorhome after retirement. Ida moved back to Minnesota in January 2014 to be with family.
She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Steen of Westbrook, MN, good friend, Frank Vandermeersch from Northport, NY, whom they also sponsored for importation to the US. Frank followed Bob's footsteps by also choosing a banking career. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron (Bob), her parents and siblings: Agnes Bock, Peder Bakke, Effie Liesche, and Marie Arnesen.