Alfred M. Loktu, 88, of West Fargo, N.D.

Published 9:16am Monday, June 10, 2013 Updated 12:21pm Monday, June 10, 2013

Alfred Loktu, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Eventide Transitional Care Unit at Sheyenne Crossing, surrounded by his loved ones.0610.obit.Loktu

Alfred was born on Sept. 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.

Survivors include 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 in West Fargo, N.D.

A private memorial service for the immediate family is planned at Fort Snelling National Military Cemetery.

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo is in charge of arrangements.

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