Thief River Falls - Emily Lokken, 71, of Thief River Falls, died Monday Feb. 25, 2013 at North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Pauli Lutheran church in rural Thief River Falls, where Emily was a lifetime member. Casket bearers include Randy Dahle, Larry Halvorson, Mark Halvorson, Mike Solem, Darryl Solem, and Dr. Craig Solem. Interment will follow at St. Pauli Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church with Pastor Carl Hansen officiating.
Emily Dawn Lokken was born in Thief River Falls on Nov. 15, 1941; the daughter of Louie and Cora (Finble) Lokken. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran Church. Emily attended Knox Elementary school and graduated from Lincoln High School.
Emily was employed at Bostwicks department store for 27 years as Dept. Head of Junior and Misses Fashions. She enjoyed doing the style shows, modeling displays, and attending fashion shows for the store. She also worked as a cosmetician at Thrifty White for five years, and Eckren Drug for nine years. She enjoyed working with people and had a great connection with them.
Emily’s family always came first in her life. She had a heart of gold and was always there to lend a helping hand. One of her interests was working on creative memory family photo books. She made sure everyone in her family received one she had made.
Survivors include sisters, Sylvia Lokken of St. Paul, Marge Dahle of Cando, N.D., Carol (Lloyd) Halvorson of Ham Lake, Carmen (Stuart) Solem of Grand Rapids, Joyce Jenson of Minneapolis, and sister-in-law LoAnne Lokken of Minneapolis; nieces, Linda Halvorson, Nancy Halvorson, Cindy (Nick) Schafer, and Lori (Mike) Lucht; nephews, Randy (Susie) Dahle, Larry (Jayne) Halvorson, Mark Halvorson, Mike (Debra) Solem, Darryl (Kathy) Solem, Dr. Craig Solem, Rick (Mary) Bjorgaard, and Mark Bjorgaard, as well as several special great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents, a sister in infancy, sister Sharon Lokken, brother Leo Lokken, niece Sandra Dahle, nephew Terry Dahle, and brother-in-laws Reuben Dahle and Fred Jenson.