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Roy Iver Levik

March 1, 1928 — December 26, 2009

Roy Iver Levik was born March 1, 1928 to Iver and Bergetta (Eiane) Levik in Westford Township, Truman, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Waverly Lutheran Church. He attended Rural School District 107 and Truman High School, graduating in 1947. As a youth, he was active in the Westford 4-H Club and Waverly Luther League. After one year at Waldorf College in Forest City, IA, he returned to the family farm where he farmed until his death. He was united in marriage to LaDonna Eckstrom on July 26, 1958 at First Lutheran Church in St. James. As an adult, he served in the Fairmont National Guard, on the Waverly Lutheran Church Council, Westford Town Board, Truman Building and Loan, Luther Memorial Home Board, Fairmont Community Hospital Board and Foundation, and the Martin County Historical Society, where he led the effort to mark the lost towns of Martin County. Roy was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, the Lin-Hans-Rud Lodge of Sons of Norway, and Compassionate Friends. Roy will be remembered as a good conversationalist that enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He treasured his Norwegian heritage and enjoyed sharing home-baked goods, lefsa, and candy with friends and relatives. Roy passed away Saturday afternoon, December 26, 2009 at his home in rural Truman. He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Levik, Truman; daughter Ingrid Gangestad and her husband Nick of Stillwater; son-in-law Wayne Jurgens and his wife Bernie of St. James; grandchildren Nathan and Matthew Jurgens, and Greta and Jack Gangestad; sister Esther Paulson of Luverne; brothers-in-law Richard Bock of Richfield and Dale Eckstrom and his wife Marlene of St. James; four nephews and three nieces and their families. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kris Ann Jurgens; sisters Alma Bock and Norma Levik; father-in-law and mother-in-law Hjalmar and Lilly Eckstrom; step-father Alfred Helland; brothers-in-law Earl Berg and Roy Paulson; and nephew Larry Berg.
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