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Geraldine “Gerry” Lokhorst 08/25/2023

Gerry Lokhorst, age 89, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away, surrounded by family, on Friday, August 25, 2023, at Regions Hospital.  She was the daughter of Roland and Elsie Wahl, born on June 10, 1934.  Gerry graduated with honors from Baldwin High School.  She married Kenneth Lokhorst on October 10, 1953.  She was a woman of incredible faith, with a willingness to help anyone in need.  Gerry enjoyed time with family and friends, volunteering and traveling.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and daughter.  She is survived by her daughters, Valerie Lokhorst, Cheryl Skaggs, Michele (Tom) Robinson, and Denise (Peter Rittenhouse) Lokhorst; brother-in-law, Ronald (Karen) Lokhorst; cherished cousins, nieces, and nephew.  Gerry is preceded in death by her husband, Ken; parents, Roland and Elsie; brothers, LeRoy, Orville and John; and son-in-law, Ron Skaggs.  A memorial service for Gerry was held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11:00AM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI).  A visitation was held one hour prior to the service.  Private family interment was in Baldwin Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Boys Town, St. Jude’s or a hospice organization of your choice.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Gerry’s service



  • Marilyn Posted August 28, 2023 9:28 pm

    Gerry, Wonderful upbeat caring fun loving lady. I worked at Deerfield first met her an husband. Always smile kind word to say. She will be missed. Expressing my sympathy to family in my thoughts an prayers.

  • Bill Klopp Posted August 29, 2023 10:12 am

    I am a Deerfield volunteeer and I cannot express the words as to the way she treated everyone. I also enjoyed seeing her at our church for worship and visiting with her. She was one great lady. RIP Gerry, you really deserve it.

  • Jill Fox Posted August 29, 2023 2:14 pm

    I remember seeing Gerry at the Centre when I would frequent there daily when my children were younger. She ALWAYS had the biggest smile, and was full of such pep! She would always greet me and seemed so happy to see me, which is a wonderful feeling.
    I aspire to be like her today and always. Condolences to her family and friends, she will certainly be missed.

  • Jean Measner Posted August 29, 2023 2:51 pm

    Gerry was like a shining light, always. She was so loving and compassionate. Always giving us hugs at church and asking about my girls. Gerry and Ken were part of our church family for so many years. We miss them both but know they are resting peacefully together. She is a great example of a faithful servant, loving mother, and cheerful friend! Our sympathies to the Lokhorst family.

  • Eisbrenner Family Posted August 30, 2023 10:46 am

    Our sincere condolences to Gerry’s family and friends. Please know that so many people share your grief with you and will help you through this difficult time. May your many wonderful memories outweigh your sadness. This Bible verse recorded in Revelation 21:4 has been of comfort to our family when experiencing a tragedy. It reads “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God Jehovah give strength and his love to each of you.

  • Marsha Garske Posted September 4, 2023 6:10 pm

    I knew her from the centre when I went swimming. She was so bubbly and always laughing. My Mom had so much fun with her when they went to the casino together. She will be missed.

  • Beryl VanHeukelom Posted September 13, 2023 6:57 pm

    I grew up in Baldwin and knew Gerry’s brother, John, we’ll. I got to know Gerry when she became good friends with my brother-in-law, Leroy, at The Deerfield. They would get together and play Uno or cards etc. They were good for each other and I’m sure Leroy will miss her.
    Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  • Pat Otto Posted September 14, 2023 9:51 pm

    Gerry was a great friend. She was in our weekly group,where we ate and played games.She had a great sense of humor and when nobody was looking we would cut loose a d dance our hearts out.And her and our little group love to take tours,gamble alittle and see musicals.Im so going to miss her

  • Peter Rittenhouse Posted September 19, 2023 8:12 am

    I knew Gerry for 35 years. In addition to sharing a great fondness for her daughter Denise, we also shared a fondness for “Happy Hour.” When I would visit New Richmond, she would always have a fresh supply of my favorite local Wisconsin beer on hand, New Glarus. When 5:00 rolled around, it was time for her to say with glee, “Let’s get Happy!” Whether we were enjoying a sunset in Puerto Vallarta or laughing together at the Deerfield, we created many, many happy memories together. I’m sad that there will be no new happy memories with Gerry, and I miss her so very much.

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