Eugene "Bud" Lykken

Eugene “Bud” Lykken, 88, passed away on September 22, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Eugene Iver Lykken was born in Fargo, ND September 9, 1930 to Peter and Alvida Lykken. He grew up on the family farm near Kindred. He graduated from Kindred High School and Wahpeton School of Science. He was united in marriage to Arlene Olson on October 12, 1957. He retired from farming in 1995. They moved from the family farm in Kindred to West Fargo in 2006. He was a member of Kindred Lutheran Church. Eugene was active in all kinds of sports and he especially enjoyed playing horseshoe. He played for 59 years, was a North Dakota State Champion 4 times, and was inducted into the North Dakota Horseshoe Hall of Fame in 1982. He was also proud of his hole in one at Leonard golf course in 1996. He loved playing cards, games, traveling, spending the winters in Weslaco, Texas and the summer weekends at Pelican Lake. He was proud that he taught his children and 4 grandchildren how to play cribbage and they played many games over the years. He is survived by his wife Arlene, children: Sandra (Garth) Teske; Bruce Lykken, Paul (Audrey) Lykken. Grandchildren: Lucas (Steph) Teske, Cole Teske, Connor Teske, Madison Lykken and 2 great¬-grandchildren: Tate and Brienna Teske. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Alyce Mueller and brother-in-law Pat Mueller. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kindred Lutheran Church, Hospice of the Red River Valley, Salvation Army, Twist of Fate Hunt, or any charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at Kindred Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 9:00 AM, on Monday, October 1, 2018.

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  1. Thanks for all the great memories we had over the years. You were very competitive and I enjoyed that very much. Some day we’ll play again. Condolences to Arlene and your Family.

  2. Arlene, How glad I am that Gene was able to come watch the pitching at NDHPA State Singles and Doubles Tournaments this year and attend the Hall of Fame Banquet. I love how the “retired” pitchers hold the sport dear in their hearts and continue to support NDHPA.

    Deepest Sympathies to your family and friends.

  3. Arlene, so sorry to see your husband passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know now and in the time ahead many adjustments will be made in your life. Glad we got to visit at Zion a couple of times this summer and find comfort in knowing God is surrounding you with his love and peace.

  4. Arlene and Family-so sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting when Uncle Norman would come visit. My prayers to you and your family at this time.

  5. Sandy & Garth-
    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father/father-in-law. It sounds like he was a wonderful father & grandfather. May you find comfort knowing a part of him will always live on through his offspring. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  6. My sincere condolences to Arlene and the rest of Gene’s family. I have great memories of his family and how close Arlene and Kathy were on the Kindred Ambulance crew. Gene and Arlene nurtured children that became wonderful citizens!

  7. Arlene and Family,
    Bud was one those guys you remember forever. Always in a good mood, a man of honor and trust. He loved his family. His laugh and smile will be with me forever. I’m sure he is enjoying peace and happiness in Heaven.
    My sympathy

  8. Dearest Arlene and family,
    We are so saddened learning of Bud’s passing. Our prayers are for you and your family at this time of sorrow. Bud’s wonderful spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
    Memories are wonderful to keep his spirit alive.
    Helen & Gerald

  9. The Ulsaker family sends our deepest condolences to the Lykken family. We will cherish all the memories when our families got together. Fun times! Mimi, Andrew, Kurt, Liza and Eric

  10. My sympathy to Sis and the family.
    I have a lot of good memories about Bud and I’ll never forget him.
    He was just like my brother and now he is at peace.

  11. Arlene, Sandra, Bruce, Paul, and families —
    We are so sorry not to be able to attend the service in Kindred. Just wanted to say that Bud was the best possible neighbor any family could hope to have. We have treasured your friendship over these many years — and will treasure it always..

  12. I’m so glad Bud came into my life, I enjoyed his sense of hummer. I remember the day Bud became a great grandfather. He was so proud of another child in the family. We also shared our experiences of having had Polio and talked about our recovery.

  13. Arlene, Sandra, Bruce and Paul- so very sorry for your loss! We will never forget how gracious of a man Bud was! When we moved to Kindred your family took us in as your family! Bud was the kindest most genuine person! We are so sad that we could not be there to hug you all today but will keep you in our prayers.

  14. Arlene and all the family, sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with him as he seemed to have a positive attitude. He was truly a good man.

  15. I pray that God will place His Hands on you as you mourn the loss of Eugene (“Bud”) Lykken.
    I am fortunate that our paths crossed, recently, and so happy to have spent a little bit of time with him and Arlene.
    He was carried to heaven by angels and is now living an Everlasting Life.
    In Sympathy,

    Shelley and Jim Williamson
    Commerce, GA

  16. Arlene, I was so sad to hear of Bud’s passing but know he’s up in heaven with my mom and dad, having “happy hour” and rejoicing in the good times they’ve had. I send my sympathy to you and yours. Much love, Ed

  17. Sorry to hear about Buds passing.I know my dad Don and him are having a great game up in heaven.My prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.He was a great horseshoe pitcher but even better a great and caring man.He will be truly missed.

  18. So very sorry for your loss. Please let your mother know I am thinking of her. She took care of me when I had knee surgery. She took me down for x Ray’s. Sympathy to all.

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