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Alice Ovedia (Westgaard) Lukken

April 17, 1924 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Alice Lukken, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at Nelson Gables Assisted Living in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Alice was born on April 17th, 1924 in Riverside Township to Andrew and Hilma (Lee) Westgaard.  She was the youngest of nine children. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dawson, and attended school in the Dawson area. On December 1st, 1946 she was united in marriage to Donald Lukken and together they had two children, Barbara and David. They started their life together living in a small house on the same farm as Donald’s parents.  In 1954 they moved to Clarkfield and lived there on their farm for 60 years.  After she fell and broke her pelvis in 2017, Alice moved to Nelson Gables in Alexandria to be closer to her daughter, Barbara.

Alice was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and started working on family genealogy after her first trip to Norway in 1981.  On a return trip to Norway in 1986, she was able to meet with members of her mother’s family, as well as members of Donald’s family.  

Alice is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Paul) Flykt; daughter-in-law, Laurel Lukken; grandsons, Christopher Flykt, Matthew Flykt, Nathan Lukken, Nicholas (Amy) Lukken; great-grandchildren, Courtney Flykt, Alexandra Flykt, Jayden Lukken, Elizabeth Lukken and Collin Lukken; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Cody, Cole, Trista and Keegan, along with many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Hilma Westgaard; husband, Donald; son, David, and all her brothers and sisters and their spouses.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 from 10-11 AM at the Clarkfield Lutheran Church, followed by the memorial service at 11. Interment to follow at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens in Montevideo. Memorials preferred to Knute Nelson Hospice of Alexandria.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Clarkfield Lutheran Church
1000 15th Avenue
Clarkfield, MN 56223
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Memorial Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Clarkfield Lutheran Church
1000 15th Avenue
Clarkfield, MN 56223
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens

Donations

Knute Nelson Hospice
Alexandria MN 56308
Tel: 1-320-763-6653
Web: https://www.knutenelson.org/donate-now-west-central-minnesota

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