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.