Ralph Aakhus

Obituary of Ralph Kermen Aakhus

Ralph “Bud” Kermen Aakhus, 99 of Effie Minnesota died at the Franciscan Health Center in Duluth, where he resided with his wife Mickey.


He was born in Erskine, Minnesota to Halvor and Olive Aakhus. He graduated from Bigfork High School in 1941 and attended UMD prior to entering the Navy in 1942.


He served in WWII as a radarman on the destroyer, USS Hainsworth in the south pacific from 1942-1946.


Bud returned to Effie where he married Pearl (Mickey) Grundmeier on October 9, 1948.


Bud purchased his farm on the Bigfork River, from his parents, who had homesteaded the land in 1916. He spent his working years raising cattle, grain and 4 children. In addition, he also was a logger, provided Christmas trees to Halverson’s Trees of Duluth, owned a sawmill, and built and remodeled many homes with his partners Harold and Alvin Dorr.


Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Effie Fredheim Lutheran Church
64957 Co Rd 79
Effie, Minnesota, United States
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