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.
The family of Bill Lokken would appreciate contributions to be given to the “I’m Still Here” program at Carillon Senior Living Community; National Alzheimer’s Association; Hospice of the South Plains; or Christ the King Cathedral Homebound Ministry.