Gene Lloyd

Gene Lloyd, 70, of Alta, formerly of Fort Dodge, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Marian Home in Fort Dodge.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial will follow in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake with full military rites. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. 

Eugene James Lloyd was born May 10, 1947 in Blue Earth, Minn., the son of Glenn and Pearl (Gruis) Lloyd.

Gene was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Reformed Church in Ledyard.

He attended school in Ledyard, graduating in 1965.

On Aug. 31, 1966, Gene joined the United States Air Force. He served his country while stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged on Sept. 13, 1969.

Gene was the proud father to four children: Darin, Heather, Trevor and Whitney. On July 14, 2007, Gene was united in marriage to Susan Kennedy in Storm Lake.

Gene worked as an optician for over thirty years. He retired at the age of 62.

Camping, fishing, golfing, hockey and traveling were a few of Gene’s favorite activities. He was also a dog lover and had three dogs: Maggie, Angel and Bandit. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Susan Lloyd of Alta; children: Darin (Laura) Lloyd of Clare; Heather (Tim) Goche of Bancroft; Trevor (Shelby) Lloyd of Pineville, La.; Whitney (Nick) Ford of Fort Dodge; grandchildren: Ashley (Joshua) Lenahan, Dustin (Krystal) Lloyd, Adam Lloyd, Brandon Lloyd, Brittney Lloyd, Tyler Olson, Nick Goche, Riley Goche, Ellison Goche, Owen Lloyd; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Bonnie Lloyd-Eiffler of Waverly; Shiela Prior of Altoona; Glennis (Dale) French of Ackley; dog, Maggie; two very special little girls from hockey that adopted Gene as their grandfather, MacKenzie and Pressley; extended family and many friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; infant children: Michelle Faith and Barry Gene Lloyd; sister, Ranae Anderson; and dogs, Bandit and Angel.