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Kenneth Lodahl 09/27/2016

K Lodahl websiteKenneth L. Lodahl, age 77 of Hammond, WI, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  He was Born on September 30, 1938 in Rural Cornell, WI.  Ken grew up in Stanley, WI graduating from Stanley High School.  He served in the US Army in Germany.  Ken was married to Evelyn Magnuson on June 11, 1961 in South Dakota.  Ken worked for 3M retiring after 30 years of service.  He loved the outdoors, trout fishing, working on the farm with his friend Tom, golfing and camping.  Ken had a big heart, was generous and funny, with a Norwegian nature.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry C.T. “Tully” and Signa (Sime) Lodahl; four infant siblings; brother, Arden (Donna) Lodahl; brother-in-law, Wayne Watson.  Ken is survived by wife, Evelyn (Magnuson) Lodahl; children, Lori (Steve) Falteisek, Lisa Bowman, Kevin (Denise) Lodahl, Kandi (David) Ruvelson; 12 grandchildren, Harrison and Madelyn Falteisek, Nicholas (Jen), Jordan, and Benjamin Simons, Morgan Bowman, Emily, Riley, and Cole Lodahl, Amanda, Melissa, and Jami Ruvelson; 2 great-grandchildren, Braxton and Hayden Simons; sisters, Gloria (William) Schwetz, Shirley Watson, Lois (Duane “Bear”) Meyer.  A Celebration of Ken’s life was held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Boyd, WI.  Visitation was on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 2-6 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home, River Falls, WI.  Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Stanley, WI.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.


  • Tyler and Laurie Wilson Posted September 29, 2016 12:57 am

    Our sincere sympathy! Kenny was a great guy and left us all with some great memories. Prayers to the Lodahl family.

  • Rachel Garant Posted September 29, 2016 6:27 pm

    Honest and truly heartbroken for you Lisa Bowman. Will keep you and your family lifted up in prayer. Love, Rachel

  • Barb Haas Posted September 29, 2016 7:28 pm

    Sure will.miss him and his big hugs. Always coming to the rescue! Ken you will be missed, and thought of often

  • Kathy Farah Posted September 30, 2016 12:06 am

    Lisa and family , so sorry for your loss.i always enjoyed chatting with your dad at your get togethers . Sending prayers and love

  • Tammy Michelson Posted September 30, 2016 12:33 am

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Ken. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He was always so nice to me when I was at your house and sure loved his family. Love you all…thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Brittany Posted October 1, 2016 10:52 pm

    I want to send my love and sympathies to the Lodahl family. I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s no way to really describe the pain one feels when death overtakes a loved one. Feelings of sadness and grief can be overwhelming during this time of mourning. However, comfort from the scriptures can give you hope. John 5:28,29 speaks of the promise of the resurrection. That scripture says, “Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” What this can mean for your family is a real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones.

  • Tom Hoevik Posted October 2, 2016 4:32 pm

    I feel very sad that Ken is not longer with you and us over here in Norway. He was always such a warm and kind friend. Great fun to be with. Always a positive person he was. I miss him. Our thoughts are with all of you. Hugs.

  • Jay and Holly Bryan Posted October 2, 2016 10:16 pm

    We will miss that big Smile and warm Hug that Ken always greeted us with when we would see him!! A kind and gentle soul that always made us happy to be next to his side at family gatherings. God took home a very special angel and he will be missed!! Gods speed Ken. Our condolences to his wonderful family and friends.

  • Elaine (Johnson-’58’) Byng Posted October 6, 2016 3:03 pm

    Evie, So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Ken. Never easy to let go of the ones we love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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