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Loyd Anderson

September 13, 2012

Loyd Anderson

Lloyd T. Anderson, age 88, of Alexandria, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2012, at Alexandria Covenant Church with Rev. John LeVahn and Rev. Trinity Opp officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Mertice Brueske, pianist, Sue Johnson, vocalist, Cindy Orn, and oboe player, Kristi Bergeson. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Garfield.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m., Sunday at the church and continue one hour prior to the service.

Lloyd Theodore was born August 23, 1924, to Andrew and Mayme (Swenson) Anderson in Dawson, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farm with his brother and four sisters. He attended a one room schoolhouse through the 8th grade and graduated from Dawson High School in 1942. Lloyd came to faith in his youth. He was confirmed at Dawson Covenant Church January 2, 1938, and baptized as a young adult at Medicine Lake Bible Camp. He worked for Armour & Coin in Dawson and South St. Paul. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and Northwestern College in St. Paul. He was united in marriage to Vi Wiens August 31, 1951, at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. They were blessed with three sons, Dean, Mark and Bruce. Lloyd worked for printing companies for 45 years; 28 years in Minneapolis, and 17 years in Long Prairie. In addition to the printing business, Lloyd spent 25 years, working part-time in sales and service in the sewing machine business. Following retirement in 1990, Lloyd and Vi moved to Alexandria. He was a member of Alexandria Covenant Church, Midwest Educational Computer Club, Golden K Kiwanis and Koffee & Kare. He traveled to Mexico, Honduras and Jamaica on short term mission trips and was a volunteer at Bethany Home for over 15 years. Lloyd's life of faith included active service through teaching Sunday School, Boys Brigade, AWANA, serving as deacon, trustee, mission chairman and host for many years. His hobbies included woodcarving, woodworking, yard work, gardening and watching sports. He was a life-long student of the Bible. Lloyd loved Jesus and his family and especially enjoyed time spent with both.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vi; three sons, Dean (Debbi) Anderson of Alexandria, Mark (Sue) Anderson of Dallas, Texas and Bruce (Heidi) Anderson of Excelsior; a brother, Maynard (Virginia) Anderson of Golden Valley; four sisters, Evelyn Hanson of Dawson, Vivian (Carl "Cully") Edstrom of North Brook, Illinois, Lucille Anderson of Golden Valley and Phyllis (Harvey) Lundin of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren, Elise (Joe) Ruegsegger, Jordan (JoLynda) Anderson, Taite (Lindsey) Anderson, Titus Anderson, Ned (Denika) Anderson, Collin Anderson, Tessa Anderson, Isabelle Anderson, Gianna Anderson, Jedidiah Anderson and Ezra Anderson; five great-granddaughters, Keeley, Avery and Maya Ruegsegger, Jayna Anderson and Ellyana Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Michaela "Callie" Anderson.

Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.

Memorials may be directed to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org or AWANA at Alexandria Covenant Church.


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