Loyd E. Handeland, 1915-2005
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/4/2009 at 08:22:15
Loyd E. Handeland, age 90 of Forest City formerly of Estherville, died Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 18 at 10:00 AM at Pilot Knob Lutheran Church in rural Forest City with Pastor Robert Snitzer officiating ; and Friday, November 18 at 2:30 PM at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville, Iowa. Burial will be at Estherville Lutheran Cemetery in Estherville. Visitation will be Thursday, November 17 from 4 to 8 PM at Petersen Lund Funeral Home and an hour prior to service at the church. Visitation in Estherville will be begin at 1:00 PM Friday until time of service.
Loyd Elmer Handeland was born in Estherville, Iowa on June 18, 1915, the youngest son of Lars and Ellen Josefine (Endresen) Handeland. He received his education in Estherville and graduated from Estherville High School.
He married Vivian Irene Espeset at the Estherville Lutheran Church on June 18, 1938. Loyd worked in various jobs in Estherville, beginning in a grocery store. Later he was employed by Gamble Stores, by Gardston Hotel as maintenance engineer and later by Sandin Funeral Home. For several years he was district manager for Moorman Feeds.
In 1950 Loyd and Vivian purchased a general store in Gruver, Iowa, which they operated for some 13 years. In 1963 they moved to Forest City where Loyd was employed by Waldorf college in several capacities until his retirement. Later he worked for an electrical contractor, servicing heating controls in various public buildings in the Forest City area.
Loyd lived as a Christian all of his life. He served as lay pastor of many congregations during his later life, and his witness to Jesus his Savior lives on in many, many hearts.
Loyd was a member of Pilot Knob Lutheran Church. He was an accomplished organist, enjoyed woodworking and fishing and treasured time spent visiting with family and friends.
Loyd is survived by his children: Larry Handeland and wife Kathy of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and Karen Yoshihara of Lafayette, Colorado. Also surviving is a grandson, Jerome Krough of Hanover, Pennsylvania; granddaughters Kristin Ashton and husband Mark of Lafayette, Colorado and Kimberly Fitzgerald and husband Ryan of Virginia Beach, Virginia and two great-grandchildren, Julie Banning and husband Mat of Monroe, North Carolina and Jason Krough of Lafayette, Colorado.
Loyd was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vivian on December 6, 1996, infant son Jerome Eugene Handeland, five brothers and five sisters.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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