WINNEBAGO - Funeral services for Dale Lloyd, 78, of Winnebago, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Gary Branam officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Center Cemetery, Vernon Center, Minn.
Dale died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mankato. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home, 345 Sixth Ave. SE in Winnebago, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Dale was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Amboy, Minn., the son of Ralph J. and Ima P. (Buckminster) Lloyd. He was raised and educated in Amboy where he was a 1953 graduate of Amboy High School. He soon entered the U.S. Navy and later returned to the Amboy area. He worked for Pride Seed Corn and Fuller Construction of Amboy before re-enlisting in the Navy. He was a career Naval man, serving on submarines and aircraft carriers for several years while earning the rank of Master Chief, the highest rank for enlisted sailors. He was also electrical and nuclear power trained. During his service, he was married to Jackie Beck on June 29, 1961, in Winnebago. Two children were born prior to Dale's retirement from service in 1976.
He returned to Winnebago where he worked for Stokely-VanCamp's, later known as Pic Sweet and United Foods, in Fairmont as an electrician for several years. He also worked for Cuddy Energy before his retirement in the late 1990s. He was instrumental in helping his son with his business, Lloyd Electric.
Dale enjoyed his large vegetable garden, hunting for morel mushrooms, his daily visits to Kwik Trip, deer hunting and watching his grandson's baseball games and granddaughter's softball games whenever he could. His grandkids meant the world to him and he will be greatly missed.
Dale is survived by his wife, Jackie Lloyd of Winnebago; his son, Charlie (Becky) Lloyd of Mapleton; his daughter, Sharron (Alan) Christian of Mapleton; grandchildren, Mitchell, Logan, Carly Lloyd, Malachi (Abby) Dahms, Emili, Bailie, Rachel and Sophie Christian; great-grandchildren, Hattie and Noah. He is also survived by his brothers, Arlo (Katie) Lloyd of Alexandria, Va., Dean (Nancy) Lloyd of Elmore, Owen (Bev) Lloyd of Delavan, John Lloyd of Amboy, Arlan (Dawn) Lloyd of Gruver, Texas, and Jerry Lloyd of Hammond, Wis.; his sisters, Aletha Zachariah of Mankato, Jessica (Lenny) Kijenski of Hugo, Shirley DeAngelo of Warminster, Pa., and Linda (Bob) Nesbit of Thunder Bay, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Nyla Sauter and Lois Hartman; and brothers, James, Joe and Tom Lloyd.