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Mary Ellen Lokken – Obituary

Name: Mary Ellen Lokken

Age: 80

Born: 09-27-1937

Died: 03-31-2018

Visitation:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

Service:
St. Augustine's Catholic Church, St. Cloud


Funeral Services will be at 12:30 P.M. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN for Mary Ellen Lokken, age 80 of St. Cloud, MN formerly of Show Low, AZ.  Mrs. Lokken peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  The Reverend Scott Pogatchnik will be the celebrant and Reverend Doug Liebsch will be the con-celebrant.  Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later time in Arizona.  Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and on Thursday from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Mary Ellen was born in Rugby, ND, September 27th, 1937, the youngest of the 6 children of Vincent & Clara (Kunnanz) Schaan. 

After graduating high school in Balta, ND, Mary Ellen attended nursing school in Valley City, ND. It was in Valley City where Mary Ellen met her soul mate, Paul Lokken. They were married on December 28th, 1959 and resided in Scranton, ND where they raised six children.

Mary Ellen spent her life in the service to others, as a wife, mother, nurse and friend. Many people were touched by her generous and giving nature. She especially enjoyed baking, dog walking, volunteering in her church, playing card games with her grandchildren, and loved sharing with others.  

She is survived by; her 6 children, John (Lisa) of Green Bay, Wi, Joseph (Kristy) of Bismarck, ND, Jayne Lokken of St. Cloud, MN, James (Julie) of Delano, MN, Jay (Suzanne) of Merrifield, MN, Jerold (Marilyn) of Waterford, CT; 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, one sister Cathy (Joe) Heintz and one brother Leonard (Blanche) Schaan.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and three siblings, Alfred, Ray, and Bertha.

The family requests making memorial donations to a local food pantry or a local church fund for the poor in her honor.

Guestbook for Mary Ellen Lokken


Jayne Lokken
, daughter
April 14, 2018, 11:38 am
For such a small woman, she was a huge presence in our lives and is deeply missed. thank you all for sharing your memories of her, they bring comfort to us.
Sally Sumerlin
, Friend and nurse coworker n Show Low
April 11, 2018, 10:12 pm
Dear Family of Mary Ellen, I was sorry to read in the Show Low paper of Mary Ellen's passing. I enjoyed knowing her and working with her. She was a wonderful woman of faith with a giving and sweet spirit. We had some good laughs together, too. I'm sure the angels in heaven were singing when she passed. She loved you all so much and spoke of her family often. May the peace of God which passes all understanding be with you all in these days.
Jim
, Mary Ellen's #4
April 3, 2018, 4:01 pm
Thank you all for the kind words. I would like everyone to know that my mother had just told John the night before the accident that she considered it an honor given from God when people passed on Easter. We are blessed she was chosen for this special honor. Thank you again for all the prayers. They have helped.
Jim
, Mary Ellen's #4
April 3, 2018, 3:28 pm
Thank you all for the kind words. I would like everyone to know that my mother had just told John the night before the accident that she considered it an honor given from God when people passed on Easter. We are blessed she was chosen for this special honor. Thank you again for all the prayers. They have helped.
The Flaherty Family
, Family Friend to Jerry
April 3, 2018, 2:53 pm
Dearest Jerry and family-we were very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful woman who gave so much to others. May you find strength in eachother and love in your memories. Hugs and prayers, ❤️The Flaherty’s
Linda Czywczynski
, Friend
April 3, 2018, 2:26 am
Blessings to Mary Ellen for a life well lived! It is evident that her faith and trust in God led her through life with those she dearly l loved! God bless her family!
Jerry and Debra Smyle
, friend
April 3, 2018, 12:57 am
From one J to 6 others. Very sorry for the loss of your mother. I have a lot of fond memories of the Lokken household playing cards downstairs and partaking in some of those baked goods! I hope you are all able to find some peace in memories of your mother.

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