Lokstad, Hans Johan (1894-1967)

Funeral services for Hans J. Lokstad, 73, a long-time resident of the Newfolden community who died Sunday morning at Northwestern hospital, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran church in Newfolden. Rev. Loren Nielsen officiated. Mrs. Alton Carlson was the organist and Lester Elseth the soloist.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Norbo and Einer Folden. Serving as active pallbearers were Wallace Johnson, Lester Elseth, Kenneth Moen, Y Berggren, Harvey Hoberg and William Wagner. Interment was made in the Folden cemetery with the Green Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Hans Johan Lokstad was born Feb. 8, 1894 in Newfolden township, Marshall county, to John and Elen Lokstad, now deceased. He attended elementary school in Newfolden, a business college at Crookston and was employed as a cashier at a bank in Rose, N.D. During World War I, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in coastal waters of Eastern United States. Following his discharge, he resumed his duties at the bank in North Dakota. He later returned to Newfolden and purchased a farm in New Main township, Marshall county. In addition to farming, he has served as insurance agent for many years.

In 1943, he was united in marriage to Alice [Maki]. She survives together with two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Berish, Hammond, Ind. and Mrs. Delmar (Shirley) Lofstrom, Crookston; a son, David Lokstad, at home, and three grandchildren.

Also two sisters, Clara Lokstad of Waban, Mass; and Othella Lokstad of Newfolden, and three brothers, Oliver Lokstad of St. Maries, Idaho and Ingvard and John, both of Newfolden.

He was preceded in death by a sister and one brother.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky