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James P. Lokrantz, 81

James "Jim" P. Lokrantz, 81, of River Falls, died on Monday, April 1, at Comforts of Home in Hudson.

He was born on April 19, 1932, to Bill and Emma Lokrantz in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Jim graduated from Chippewa Falls McDonald High School in 1950. Jim attended college at Eau Claire, Wis., then served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, where he was stationed in Germany. Then he moved to Minneapolis where he met his wife, Evelyn Peterson of River Falls. On Nov. 14, 1959 they married and lived in Crystal, Minn. for 16 years. In 1975, they then moved to River Falls where they owned and operated the Shoe Den on Main Street for 12 years. Jim worked for NSP, now Excel Energy and retired after 33 years of service.

He loved his family and being a part of the River Falls community. Jim had a great passion for golfing. He and Evelyn spent their winters in Arizona where they could continue their passion of golf.

Jim is survived by his four children: Greg (Deb) Lokrantz, Diane (Ed) Claycomb, Brian (Julie) Lokrantz and Brad (Deb) Lokrantz; seven grandchildren: Jeremy, Amanda, Brady, Max, Brynna, Riley and Abbi; two great-grandchildren: Cole and Baby Gunderson; nieces; nephews and many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; parents; two siblings: Bill (Betty) Lokrantz, and Janice (Clyde) Hanson.

Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th FL, New York, NY 10001.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

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