Stokke, Emil A. (1888-1974)

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Westaker Free Lutheran church in Newfolden for Emil Stokke, 85, a resident of Valley Home. Stokke died Friday evening at Northwestern hospital.

Rev. Hubert DeBoer officiated at the services, Mrs. Stan Holmaas was the organist and Percey Stokke and Glen Espe, the vocalists. Interment was in the Folden cemetery, east of Newfolden. The Green Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Duane L. Green, LeRoy Knutson, Francis Johnson, Thorvald Lee, Jim Mongoven and Elmer Tollefsrud.

Emil Stokke was born June 25, 1888 in New Folden township, Marshall county, to Anton and Eline Stokke. He attended elementary school in that community and was baptized and confirmed in the Folden Lutheran church.

On March 30, 1913, he was married to Julia Lungen of Milan. To this union three sons and one daughter were born. Of these, two died in infancy. The couple lived and farmed near Milan. Following the death of his wife on April 6, 1919, he returned to the Newfolden community and farmed his father’s farm for one year.

On June 9, 1920, he married Mabel Johnson and to this union two sons were born. They moved to Grafton, N.D. where he worked at various jobs before moving to Grand Forks where he was employed for 28 years at the North Dakota State Flour mill. After retirement, he lived for two years in Newfolden with his sons Ernest and Arthur. Since September of 1967, he had been a resident at Valley Home.

He is survived by his wife who is a resident at St. Ann’s Guest home in Grand Forks; four sons: Ernest and Arthur Stokke of Newfolden, Russell of Anchorage, Alaska, and Wayne of New Richland; six granddaughters and
two grandsons.

In addition to his first wife and two children, he was preceded in death by four sisters.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky