A memorial service celebrating the life of Lloyd William Bernhart Larson, age 82, of Lester Prairie, took place Tuesday, March 30 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Lloyd died Friday, March 26, 2010, at the St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
Lloyd was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Montevideo, the son of Lloyd and Hulda (Roste) Larson. He was baptized Oct. 30, 1927, and confirmed into the faith as a youth April 27, 1941, both at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Lloyd graduated from Montevideo High School. After graduation, he joined the Navy Air Corps, and later entered Minnesota School of Business, where he graduated with a degree in accounting.
Lloyd was united in marriage with Claire Huser Oct. 21, 1967, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Wayne Thompson. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Kari and Amy.
Lloyd and Claire lived in Minneapolis and Lester Prairie, sharing 42 years of marriage.
Lloyd was an accountant, ballroom dance instructor, and carpenter. He was a member of the Lions, American Legion, and Bethel Lutheran Church, where he served as treasurer.
His passions were downhill skiing and ballroom dancing. Lloyd also enjoyed water skiing, rodeo riding, running, coffee with the guys, jazz music, and being a hobby farmer. Lloyd’s nicknames were “honeyboy” and “Lars.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Bob Sletten.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Claire; children Kari Osmek (David) of Mound, and Amy Getsch (Dan) of Maplewood; grandchildren Christine and Samantha Osmek, Ainsley and Owen Getsch; sister Jean Sletten of Montevideo; sisters-in-law Arlene Powers (Phillip) of Blaine, and Eunice Meyer (Leroy) of Glencoe; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Officiating at the 11 a.m. memorial service was the Rev. Eric Thompson. The pianist was Benny Weinbeck. Congregational hymns were “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Interment followed at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation took place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. For online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralchapels.com.