Emil Lykken, 1923-2016

Published 9:51 am Friday, May 13, 2016

Funeral services for Emil C. Lykken of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John’s Lutheran chapel in Albert Lea. The Rev. Janet White will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.Visitation will be one hour before the service at St. John’s Lutheran chapel.

Emil Lykken

Emil Lykken

Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Emil died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 92.

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Emil was born in Dec. 21, 1923, in Kloten, North Dakota, the son of Andrew and Louise (Knutson) Lykken. He grew up on the family farm. Emil graduated from Mayville College and attended the University of Minnesota. He served in the United States Army from December 1942 through December 1945. He served in Europe from Normandy to Ardennes. Upon his discharge he continued his education and became a teacher in the Minneapolis public schools.

He met  Helen Schreiber, his wife, while in Minneapolis. After retirement they moved to Albert Lea. Helen preceded Emil in death in 2015.

Emil is survived by many nieces and nephews from both sides.