Luke Balder Loftis


Luke Edward Balder Loftis passed away Monday, September 20th, 2021 at his home in Oakdale, MN. He was 37 years old. Luke was born May 20th, 1984 and graduated from Brainerd High School and the Art Institute of MN. He married his High School sweetheart, Jhonna Nichole Wasnie, in June of 2005 and they enjoyed many happy years together before her passing in 2018. Knowing they are together again gives us great consolation. Luke was a talented artist and created unique custom tattoos at Mafia Ink, Monster Ink, and Ace Tattoo during his career. He loved making people feel beautiful. Luke is survived by his parents, Robin & Kurt Loftis, Maurice & Traci Balder and Dawn & Donny Hines, grandmother Judy Gakin, siblings Kaycee Loftis, Kayla, Kolten and Eric Balder, Kaitlyn & Mikenzie Fox, niece Freyja Dahlheim and nephew Kohen Erickson. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jhonna Loftis, grandparents, Robert Gakin, Jeanette Loftis, Richard & Elaine Balder and uncle Jerry Loftis. A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Sunday, October 10th from 2pm – 5pm at The Woods Event Center north of Brainerd

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