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Carol Locken

On Sunday July 3, 2022, Carol Locken, loving sister, mother and grandmother unexpectedly passed away at age 72. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood, ND. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Carol was born on December 21, 1949, in Minneapolis, MN to James and Bernice (Uglem) Reavis. She received her teaching degree from Mayville State University in 1970. She enjoyed teaching elementary school children for over 40 years. Carol had a passion for teaching and helping others.  She raised three sons to be smart, strong, and brave men, that were loved by their mother. 

We Love You Mom! 

Carol was preceded in death by her father James and mother Bernice. Carol will be greatly missed by her son Chris, his wife Darcy, granddaughter Elizabeth, grandson James, her son Scott, her son Dean, granddaughter Kaileigh, her brother, John, and several cousins. 

Memorials are preferred to West Union Cemetery, P.O. Box 420, Northwood, ND 58267.





Life is a journey from beginning to end.

As we crawl around enormous objects,

our family is there to protect us.


As we run ahead into the valleys,

Our family and friends are there to help us.


Their guidance enables us to

climb the highest peaks of the

Surrounding mountains.


As we walk, we share our knowledge

And love to the ones that are crawling,

Running, and walking behind us.


As our pace slows, we look back to

See all the beauty that we have

Touched and continue to share with

Everyone in our lives.


We then thank the Lord for traveling

Alongside us throughout our first

Journey as he carries us into the second.


  • - Christopher James Locken

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Carol was my 3rd grade teacher in Rugby in 1970 -1971, during that school year my mother was sick with cancer and passed away, Carol was very compassionate and helped me get through the year. My condolences to her family .

Kevin Grove Aug 17 2022 11:07 PM

I was so shocked and saddened to see this in the paper a couple days ago. I met Carol when she taught in Rugby. We became good friends and she was my maid of honor at our wedding 49 years ago on June 30. Life happened and we lost contact with each other until she contacted me when my husband passed away 3 years ago today! We visited a few times on the phone but never found the time to meet up. Then Covid came along I was just thinking of her on Sunday when I thought I should call or text her and then 3 days later saw she had passed. I am so sorry for your loss, Christopher, Scott and Dean and rest of her family.

Linda Bartsch Jul 8 2022 4:25 PM

So sorry to hear about Carol. Prayers for all her loved ones and family. May she RIP.

Kari Kopp Jul 8 2022 1:54 PM

Carol was my 3rd/4th grade teacher in Hendrum in the 90s. She was so wonderful and kind. Condolences to her family.

Darcy Larson Jul 8 2022 10:13 AM

Carol and I were childhood friends when we were growing up on farms west of Northwood. We went to the same country school...only 4 kids in our class. My condolences to her family and friends.

Jan Mutchler Jul 7 2022 4:34 PM

Carol was a teacher to our 2 children, Bethany and Adam Borgen. This was during her Hendrum years. Always kind and with a smile. She was a terrific teacher. They are now 41 and 38 so it was quite some time ago but they remembered her. You have our sympathies.

Craig and Joan Borgen Jul 7 2022 4:12 PM

Deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kerry & Joe Bernier Jul 7 2022 10:52 AM

Our sympathies on the loss of your mother! She taught our son Ethan when he was in 3rd grade at Norman County West. She was a kind, sweet lady and a wonderful teacher!

Arlen & Vrenda Holm Jul 6 2022 2:27 PM

We are so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She taught our daughters at Norman County West in Hendrum MN. They loved her as a teacher! I would also see her around the Fargo Moorhead area attending grandchildren’s concerts. Such a beautiful lady. She will be missed. Sympathy and prayers for your family.

Larry and Kathy Richards. Becky Richards, Lori Richards Germundson. Jul 6 2022 9:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Locken

Rudnik Family Jul 5 2022 10:10 PM

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