Visitation: A visitation with family present will be Thursday from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
Service: His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD.
Lloyd Mercer, age 91, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Sanford USD Medical Center. His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD. A visitation with family present will be Thursday from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
Lloyd was born December 23, 1922, to parents, Earl and Sarah (Bloomer) Mercer at Luton, Iowa. He graduated from Luton High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 – 1946 during WWII. He was stationed in Hawaii.
On May 27, 1951 he married Lorraine Nelson at Hudson, SD. They lived near Sanborn, IA where Lloyd worked for a farmer and Lorraine taught school. They later moved to the Fairview and Canton area before moving to Canton in 1965. Lloyd worked for Souvignier Livestock and Trucking in Canton driving truck for many years. Lloyd enjoyed his dogs, cats, horses, his old tractors, fishing, gardening, and friends.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine; son, Vic (Susan) Mercer, Canton; daughters- Jackie (John) Thompson, Beresford, SD and Patty (Tom) Beck, Martin, SD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren- Chad (Stella) Mercer, Tami (Brent) Schimnoski and their children, Madison and Henrik, Meggen (Dusty) Ditmore and their children, Sienna and Beau, Stacy (Andy) Dunaway, Jon (Reinique) Beck and their child, Greylyn, and Justin Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Cleveland and Bertha Christensen.
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Patty – Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. If there is anything you need us to do in Martin for you please let us know.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you close as you remember your dear father and grandpa. Prayers for safe travel as your family gathers as well.
So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. He was such a friend to the girls, Denise Rice and Stacie Brinkman. Many times when we would visit the girls in the summer,we would find Lloyd and Denise working in the garden. I know she missed his help and friendship when he moved to the nursing home. Hank and Lloyd exchanged many livestock stories together. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Henry and Julie Brinkman
Patty, so sorry to hear of your loss. I so enjoyed meeting him and your mother and do hope you are holding up.
Very sad to hear of your loss. May God comfort all of you in your time of grief. Lloyd was a good friend, I have many fond memories of our time working together at Souvignier Trucking. He will be sorely missed. Mark Schnose
Thanks Mark good to hear from you.
We have many fond memories of Lloyd at family get-togethers and most recently when we would occasionally host Thanksgiving holidays. He will be greatly missed. We send our condolences, love and prayers for God’s peace and comfort.
Rod & Rebecca (Wennblom) Sevening
Jackie and families,
My deepest sympathy for all of you during this most difficult time.
Signe Bunkers Espionoza
We have many fond memories of Lloyd at family get-togethers through the years. He will be greatly missed. Sending our condolences, love and prayers for God’s peace and comfort.
Rod & Rebecca (Wennblom) Sevening