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Lloyd A. Munkelwitz, 83

Lloyd A. Munkelwitz, age 83 of Watertown passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Elim Home in Watertown, surrounded by his loving family.

Lloyd was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Norwood, the son of Albert and Malinda (Schrupp) Munkelwitz.

Lloyd was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America. On Feb. 18, 1950, Lloyd was united in marriage to Lucille M. Carlson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Lloyd was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.

Lloyd lived his life by the four F’s; faith, family, friends and having fun. Lloyd had a great passion for fishing, and being in the outdoors. He was a very hard working man who could fix anything.

He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren; being with them whenever he could.

Lloyd had a great sense of humor, and always enjoyed playing a game of cards up to the very end. Lloyd and Lucille had a great time going out dancing and listening to old tyme music. He never lost his taste for eating popcorn and watermelon.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Malinda Munkelwitz, as well as sister Gladys Munkelwitz.

Lloyd is survived by his loving family: wife Lucille; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and David Rodgers of Maple Plain; son and daughter-in-law John and Julie Munkelwitz of Eagan; grandchildren Kevin and Jennifer Butcher, Keith and Jessica Butcher, Amy Munkelwitz and special friend Mark Olson, Sean Rodgers, Steven Munkelwitz, Kaelin Munkelwitz, Kelly Munkelwitz, Benjamin Munkelwitz; and great-grandchildren Victoria, Alaina, Daniel, Ava, Kylie and Brooke.

He is further survived by brothers and sister-in-law Earl Munkelwitz of Wyoming, Stanley and Carolyn Munkelwitz of Eden Prairie, Lee Munkelwitz of Spring Park; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bernadette Sandquist of Watertown, Gene Kusha of Delano; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was Monday May 8, 2009 at 2 pm Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with visitation beginning at noon at the church with Rev. Ken DeFor officiating.

Interment in the church cemetery.

Honorary casket bearers were his grandchildren: Kevin Butcher, Keith Butcher, Amy Munkelwitz, Sean Rodgers, Steven Munkelwitz, Kaelin Munkelwitz, Kelly Munkelwitz, Benjamin Munkelwitz.