Bill Lokken

19310103 –

 20190125

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William A. Lokken, 88, of Lubbock, passed away January 25, 2019. He was born Januaray 3, 1931, the son of Sidney and Mary (Wilmart) Lokken.

Bill retired in 1986 after serving the federal government for 36 years.  He joined the Air Force in 1952 after attending Notre Dame University.  After his service in Korea, he completed his degree as a Mathematician in Jamestown, North Dakota.  He and his late wife Kathleen moved to Las Cruces, NM in 1958 where he worked for NASA and White Sands Missile Range and they raised their five children. After Kate’s passing, Bill met Mary “Dean” Myatt and moved to Alto, NM after they married.  He and Dean have been residents of Lubbock since 2000. Bill was an avid reader, bridge player, and golfer.  His kindness and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Survivors include wife, Mary “Dean” L. Myatt; his children, Esther Lokken, Rosemary Lokken Ramirez, Kevin Lokken, Jerome Lokken, and John Lokken; grandchildren, Michael Lewis and fiancé Marilee Aranda, Melissa Ramirez, Erica Ramirez, Gena Truini and husband, Nick; Michelle Spano and husband, Nick; Caitlyn D’Amico and husband Jay, Kathleen Witt and husband Andy; Tylere Lokken; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws Joan Lokken and Bernadette McCormick Hunt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mary Lokken; wife, Kathleen Irene Lokken; grandchild, Tiffany Lewis; siblings, Rosemary Lokken and Robert Lokken.

We will gather for the reciting of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 followed by a time of sharing and fellowship at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 88 years at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Christ the King Cathedral.

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8 thoughts on “Bill Lokken”

  1. He will be greatly missed! His smile could light up the room. May the comfort of knowing he is dancing in heaven bring you peace.

  2. Remembering rehab days spent at Carillon House, made better with the friendships of Bill & Esther Lokken! Holding all of you close to our hearts in these hours.
    Troy Jones & family

  3. After God removes wickedness and suffering, the earth will be transformed into a paradise. Then people will be able to live forever in perfect health and happiness. God’s Word foretells: “[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:4.
    In that new world, even dead ones will be brought back to life to share in those blessings: “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) That is why Jesus Christ could tell a repentant evildoer who expressed faith in him: “You will be with me in Paradise.”—Luke 23:43.
    I hope these thoughts provide some comfort during this difficult time.

  4. To the Lokken family I send my sincere condolences. While Bill’s passing is sorrowful, my hope is that the fond memories you have of him bring you smiles when you need it the most. During this difficult time, pray to God for support and comfort and may you all have peace leading up to the celebration of Bill’s 88 years on this beautiful green and blue marble. -Philippians 4:6, 7

  5. I will love you forever and always my beautiful Daddy. Thank you for your unconditional love and friendship. You are the best Dad ever.❤️

  6. Bud and Alta Reeds

    Dear Kevin (Casey) Lokken,

    So sorry about your dad. We regret not being able to come to either service. Bud is on a walker now and I had an injection in my back yesterday.
    Would love to see you or talk to you if possible. I tried to call, but the old phone number I had is not in service.

    If you have time to call: Home phone 806-794-2220 or Cell 806-786-2240

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