Lynn James Stroklund

Dec. 10, 1943-Jan. 11, 2021

Lynn James Stroklund,

77, Onalaska, WA, former-ly of Kenmare and Tioga,

ND, died Monday, Janu-

ary 11, 2021 in a Cen-

tralia, WA hospital.

Lynn James Stroklund

was born in Kenmare, ND

December 10, 1943 to

John A. Stroklund and Ida

Jean (Ennis) Stroklund of

Donnybrook, ND. He was

raised primarily in the

Donnybrook ND area. He

spent most of his younger

years living in a

rural/agriculture environ-

ment. He graduated high

school in 1962 from the

Northwest School of Agri-

culture, Crookston, MN.

He was active in basket-

ball and track.

During his younger

years, he worked on farms

and cattle auction/feedlot

business, in Bakersfield,

CA. He also worked on

the Yellowtail Dam in Ft.

Smith, MT. His jobs in the

Tioga oil fields included

pipeline and working on

work over rigs. While at-

tending Eastern Washing-ton University, Cheney,

WA, he completed a

bachelor’s degree in Busi-

ness Administration and

one in Psychology. His

Master’s degree was in

Business Administration.

After graduating from

Eastern Washington

University, he went to

work for the State of

Washington, DSHS. There

he was employed as a

Parole and Probation Off-

icer, Budget Specialist

and for the last several

years as a Regional Busi-

ness Manager until his re-


He married the love of

his life and closest friend

Helen Louisa (Torka) on

June 30, 1973. They had

two children, Becky and

Roger. When his wife re-

tired in 2003, they moved

to Onalaska, WA.

His hobbies included

hunting, fishing, reload-

ing ammunition, and tar-

get shooting. He was a

lifetime member of the

National Rifle Associa-

tion, Washington arms

Collectors, and Everett

Sportsmen Club.

Lynn was preceded in

death by his parents John

and Ida Stroklund, broth-

ers John (Jack) and

Donald and a special un-

cle and aunt, Nels and

Mable Olson.

Lynn is survived by his

faithful and loving wife

Helen, children, Becky

(Javier) Herrera, Meridian,

Idaho, and Roger (Jenna)

Stroklund, Ventura CA,

grandchildren Ely Sellin,

Amanda Sellin, Elizabeth

River Stroklund, and Rory

Stroklund, brothers: Allen

(Jodi) Grand Prairie, TX;

Dale, Lacey, WA; James

M. (Laurel), Yakima, WA;

Tim (Karen), Alexandria,

MN; John G. (Anne),

Everett, WA; along with

numerous nephews,

nieces, cousins, uncles

and aunts.

A private family burial

will be held at Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,

ND, near his special uncle

and aunt, Nels and Mable


In lieu of memorials to

the family, donations can

be made to the Nation Ri-

fle Association. He will be

missed in our lives and

will not be forgotten.

Thomas Family Funeral

Home of Minot has been

entrusted with arrange-

ments. Memories and

condolences can be

shared at www.thomas