LOREN G. EIKANAS
Loren G. Eikanas passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in Green Valley, AZ, of cardiac arrest.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 7, at the Bismarck Masonic Lodge #5 in Bismarck, ND. Interment was in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
Loren was born in Langford on July 21, 1937, to Joseph and Mary (Kristofferson) Eikanas. He graduated from Langford High School in 1955.
Loren and LaRee Redinger were married on August 31, 1958.
He enlisted in the Navy and served as a 1st Class Guided Missile Technician, he was also in the Naval Reserves. He attended Black Hills College. He worked for Homestake Mining Company, Lead, SD, and later Civil Service in Hawaii. Loren returned to South Dakota and worked for the Army Corps at the Oahu Dam, in Pierre. In 1966, Loren moved his family to Bismarck, ND, and worked for the Western Area Power Association until his retirement in 1992.
In 1969 Loren joined the Bismarck Masonic Lodge #132. He became part of a larger family that he truly loved. He was Past Worshipful Master of Lodge #132 and Mandan Masonic Lodge #108. He was also involved with York Rite, and was a 33rd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and a member of the El Zagel Shriners – Mandan Indians.
Along with his family and his Masonic family, many mourn the loss of this gentle and loving man who was always willing to help anyone in need. Loren was known for his collection of “good deals.” He and Jim Jondahl would visit many garage sales. Loren loved history and was the person you’d want on your Trivia team. He was especially proud of his Norwegian heritage. He loved his Lefsa, Lutefisk and Kumla. He was a proud member of other organizations: Pheasants Forever, Shrine Circus Committee member, IBEW, Sons of Norway, NARFE, Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and Fraternal Organization of Eagles.
He recently returned from a trip to Disneyland where all but three grandkids were able to join him and LaRee for a mini family reunion.
Loren issurvivedbyhiswife, LaRee (Redinger) Eikanas; his daughters, Lori (Forrest) Henderson of Shepherd, MT, and Lana (Terry) Curl of Green Valley, AZ; five grandchildren, Traci (Tim) Doll of Billings, MT, Jami (Todd) Taylor of Silverdale, WA, Jess (Tristan Minter) of Melbourne, Australia, Jordan of Israel, and Jon of Bismarck, ND; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marilyn (James) Jondahl and Arla (Gary) Rasmussen of Groton, and Marcia (Max) LaMarche of Lafayette, LA; and sister-in-law Barbara (William) Macdonald of Spearfish, SD. He had many nieces and nephews that meant so much to him.
Loren was preceded in death by his parents; son Paul Eikanas; granddaughter Tiffany Eikanas; sister Shirley Pischke; sister-in-law Kay Zantow; and brothers-inlaw, James Jondahl, William Macdonald, and Henry Zantow.
Donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children, PO Box 2094, Bismarck, ND 58502 and ND Veterans Cemetery, 1825 46th Street, Mandan ND 58554.
September 20, 2019
01:05 Report of possible fight in Veblen-Deputies responded
06:48 911-Deer accident by Red Iron-Deputy responded
08:42 911-Medical-Britton-Ambulance responded
09:09 Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Sex Offender Registry Agent called ref: Marshall County Sex offender that the Sheriff is looking for 10:55 911-report of accident-Deputy responded
14:48 911-Vehicle fire-Veblen-Deputy and Veblen Fire Dept responded
15:24 Individual in to do UA per bond conditions
17:41 Individual in to do UA per bond conditions
18:39 Individual in to do UA per bond conditions
20:15 Report of vehicle all over road east of Britton on Hwy 10-Deputy responded
September 21, 2019
11:08 Report of dead raccoons on Hwy 25 south by Eden- Officer removed
12:21 Report of missing car charger-Britton-Deputy took report
22:04 Report of deer accident on Hwy 27 south of Britton
September 22, 2019
16:31 Deputy did paper service in Britton
September 23, 2019
07:32 Report of deer accident on Hwy 10 east of Red Iron
08:58 Court Services called ref: inmate in jail