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Alfred M. Loktu

Alfred M. Loktu

Alfred M. Loktu, age 88, of West Fargo, North Dakota died on June 6, 2013 at The Eventide Transitional Care Unit at Sheyenne Crossing surrounded by his loved ones.

Mr. Loktu was born on September 20, 1924 to Alfred and Julia Loktu (Frees). He served in the United States Navy for four years during World War II and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander. A graduate of Concordia College, he earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii. He retired from the United States Public Health Service in 1979 where he had been a clinical social worker and health administrator. After retirement he worked three years in Saudi Arabia with the Bechtel Corporation as a public health administrator. Later he provided case management for Catholic Charities on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Mr. Loktu is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Ruth, his children, son Steve (Jennifer), daughters Mary (Eric) Soltau and Connie Ann Loktu, and nine grandchildren.

Heartfelt thanks to the loving staff at Eventide Transitional Care Unit at Sheyenne Crossing, West Fargo, N.D.

A private memorial service for the immediate family will be held at Fort Snelling National Military Cemetery.

(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo)