Visitation: Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.
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Lyle Loken, age 82, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, Canton, SD. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Masks are required. A link to a livestream of the service can be found at www.andersonandsonsfh.com
Lyle was born on July 5, 1938 in rural Fairview, SD to Melvin and Alma (Larsgaard) Loken. He graduated from Augustana Academy in 1956. He attended Augustana College, Lutheran Bible Institute, and DeVrey Tech for Radio Technology. He married Joann Simonson on May 22, 1965 in New Richland, MN. They spent several years as missionaries in Bolivia before returning to Canton, SD. In addition to helping his father farm, Lyle worked in production at Behr for many years. The couple moved into Canton in 1997.
Lyle loved woodworking, spending time with his family, and mission work. He also spoke spanish and was a Gideon.
Grateful for sharing his life are his sons, Nathan Loken and Paul Loken, both of Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Heather Carlson, Sioux Falls, SD and Grace (Mike) Christensen, Huron, SD; sisters, Marie Ingrahm, Kirkwood, MO and Sharon (Wayne) Akland, Beresford, SD; grandchildren, Jennifer Carlson, Kurt Carlson, Benjamin Loken, Troian Loken, and Mackenzie Christensen; great-grandchildren, Beau Carlson-Dixon and Marlaina Carlson-Dixon; along with numerous extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joann in 2003; and son-in-law, Clint Carlson.
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So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!
We spent many many Tuesday evenings doing the business of Redeemer with the church council. You were a very generous and religious human. You will be missed on earth and very welcome with your savior. Rest in Peace old friend.
We are so sorry for your loss. Lyle was so very kind hearted. He made a pull duck for my son when he was 2 years, he loved wood working. Your family is in our prayers.
God Bless You~
I’m so sorry for your loss. Lyle was a wonderful person. I knew him from Redeemer and visited him when he was at the park in Canton, selling the wonderful wood toys that he had made.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY, LYLE WAS A KIND AND GENTLE MAN, AND HAD THE PRIVELIDGE TO WORK WITH LYLE AT BEHR.
I remember Lyle when we lived in Fairview and we went to church together. I remember him as being such a kind young man. I also remember Marie and Sharon. So sorry for your loss but so thankful to know he is with His Lord and Savior. Blessings to Marie and Sharon and to his family. Janice Roberts Mundt.
So sorry to read of Lyle’s passing. He was always fun to talk to when he came into Target. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I’ve enjoyed a close friendship with Lyle over the years. We had a special bond because even though all of our parents could speak their “secret” Norwegian language they did not teach us the language. With divine humor, The Lord of the Harvest had Lyle & me both learn Spanish because of our foreign missionary service, so we were able to converse with our own “secret language” just like our parents used to do ! GOTCHA, Mom & Dad ! ! ! I miss you, Lyle — see you soon, “my forever friend” !
Be comforted in knowing that Lyle is experiencing joy in the presence of his Savior. We had the privilege of getting to know Lyle as he attended services and Sunday School class at First Baptist in Sioux Falls. His presence always brought joy as his attitude was always one of thankfulness. Not complaining, but rejoicing in every day that God gave him. A rare spirit.
Be comforted in knowing that Lyle is now rejoicing in the presence of his Savior. We were privileged to get to know Lyle as he attended worship services and Sunday school classes at First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls. His presence was always uplifting as his attitude was always one of thankfulness. Glad for every day that God gave him and for the people God brought into his life. We know that he has now heard from the Master, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
I’m sorry to hear of Lyle’s death. I worked with him when were both newbies in broadcasting at KAUS in Austin, Minnesota, in the mid-60s. Good guy. Very serious and sincere, as I recall.
I worshipped with Lyle at First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls and gave him quite a few rides to church in the church handicapped van. He was always very grateful for the ride and expressed it every time!
Lyle was a good friend and my special assistant at The Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls where he lived for some time and I was the Chaplain to many special people, many who were from the Canton, SD area. Special thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. May he rest in peace until the resurrection. (See John 5:28-29)
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lyle used to get scrap walnut from me and made great toys and games. I wonder how many ladder games Lyle made over the years. Lyle loved working and talking of his travels and the places he lived. I enjoyed his visits. He will be missed.
I am very sorry for your loss; my sympathy and prayers are with your families. Lyle was a good person. He was a good friend to my husband, Duane Feucht. Treasure your memories.
Lyle was our class mate at the Lutheran Bible Institute – we enjoyed seeing Lyle again at an LBI reunion at Mt Carmel in Alexandria, Minnesota, He brought some games for us all to play. It was a great event and we will see Lyle in Heaven.
Dennis and Marilyn Rokke Gray