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Lloyd Strand 1925-2008

Jan 8, 2008

Funeral service for Lloyd Strand of Emmetsburg is 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cylinder. Burial is in North St. John’s Cemetery, Cylinder.

Joyce Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Strand died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Avera Hospital in Spencer. He was 82. 

Lloyd Omer Strand was born Dec. 16, 1925 in Cylinder, the son of Art and Irene (Oneson) Strand. He attended country school near Cylinder.

Following his education, Lloyd served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was awarded a Purple Heart.

Lloyd was united in marriage to Irene Jacobson, on July 6, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Depew. To this union, five sons and a daughter were born.

The couple farmed north of Depew for 17 years before moving to Spirit Lake where Lloyd worked for Berkley’s. They spent 20 years there, eight years in Terril, and the past several years were spent in Emmetsburg.

Lloyd was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 2295 and Sons of Norway. He enjoyed woodworking, making toys and rocking horses, playing cards, dancing and spending time with grandchildren. His favorite pastime was fishing, and he won several angler awards throughout his lifetime.

Left to cherish his memory are five sons, Roger and wife, Rita of Spencer, Dennis and wife, Ruth of Blanco, NM, Jerry and wife, Kathy of Cylinder, Steve and wife, Nancy of Round Lake Beach, IL and Ron and wife, Renee of Spirit Lake; her daughter, Nancy Fear and husband, Dan of Milford; a brother, Irvin Strand and wife, Eleanor of Mission, TX; three sisters: Mary Mausehund of Mason City, Bette Legler and husband, Victor of Mason City, and Doris Paulsen and husband, Orville of Storm Lake; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; and two infant grandsons.

Condolences online at: www.joycefuneralhomes.com