Lloyd Weisenburger, 86

Lloyd Francis Weisenburger, age 86, of Lester Prairie, MN, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Lester Prairie.

Lloyd Francis Weisenburger was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Eureka, SD. He was the son of Emanuel and Thusnelda (Klaudt) Weisenburger.

Lloyd was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Eureka, SD.

He received his GED and furthered his education at the University of North Dakota, receiving a degree in accounting.

Lloyd entered active military duty Nov. 20, 1953, serving his country as a corporal for the United States Marines. He received an honorable discharge Nov. 20, 1956.

Lloyd was united in marriage to Shirley Frank June 28, 1959, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wishek, ND. After their marriage, the couple resided in Grand Forks, ND; Le Sueur, Glencoe, and Lester Prairie, MN. They were blessed with five children, Bryon, Brenda, Lori, Jodi, and Jonathan. Lloyd and Shirley shared 62 years of marriage.

Lloyd was employed at Green Giant Company, Farmer’s State Bank, and was owner of Lester Prairie Cement Products, and Prairie Hydraulics. After retirement, Lloyd worked at Shadowbrooke Golf Course.

Lloyd was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. He was an active member of the church council. Lloyd was also a member of the Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463. He was an active community member, serving on the school board and city council, and was also a member of the Lester Prairie Lions Club and the Lester Prairie Jaycees.

Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, reading, traveling across the United States, cards, helping wherever needed, and cherished his time spent with family.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Shirley Weisenburger of Lester Prairie; children, Bryon Weisenburger and his wife, LuAnn, of Lester Prairie, Brenda Foss and her husband, Tony, of Prior Lake, Lori Morrow of Eden Prairie, Jodi Meyer and her husband, Mark, of Eden Prairie, Jonathan Weisenburger and his wife, Amy, of Eden Prairie; grandchildren, Nathan Weisenburger and his wife, Lindsey, Beth Sawatzke and her husband, Joe, Nicole Weisenburger and her significant other, Neil Kleve, Sydney Foss, Jackson Foss, Julianna Morrow, Katharine Morrow, Grayson Weisenburger, Ava Weisenburger; great-grandchildren, Lachlynn and Lennon Sawatzke, Jameson Weisenburger; brother-in-law, Elmer Frank and his wife, Mary Ann; sisters-in-law, Idella Weisenburger, Arlys Fowler, Eunice Harter; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Thusnelda Weisenburger; father and mother-in-law, Franz and Anna Frank; siblings, Nathaniel Weisenburger and his wife, Elsie, Lillian Fritz and her husband Morris, Louise Dockter and her husband, Christ, Ted Weisenburger, Ruth Tesky and her husband, Theophil, Eugene Weisenburger and his wife, Agnes, Leona Metzger and her husband, Milbert, Gladys Geyer and her husband, Elmer; brothers-in-law, Clem Fowler and Bob Harter.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment following at the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends took place Friday, Nov. 26, 2021,from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

A time to share took place Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church. The family invited everyone to stay and share their most cherished memories they had with Lloyd throughout the years. The memorial service was livestreamed by Bethel Church. Here is the link that can be used to view online. www.facebook.com/lpbethel/live/.

Clergy officiating: Pastor Aaron Holmgren; pianist: Jan Smith; soloist: Lloyd Wortz, “The Lord’s Prayer,” “Here I Am Lord;” musical selections: “On Eagle’s Wings;” readers: Nathan Weisenburger, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Sydney Foss, Philippians 3:20-4:; Katharine Morrow, Timothy 4:6-8; urn bearers: Lloyd’s children; military honors: Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463.

Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.mcbridechapel.com.

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