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Lloyd A. Van Laar, 1939-2006


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/18/2009 at 11:34:51

Funeral services for Lloyd A. Van Laar of Graettinger were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the Crossroads Community Church in Estherville, Iowa. Burial was held in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Estherville with Military Rites by V. F. W. Post #3388. The family greeted friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at the Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Lloyd Arthur Van Laar was born May 28, 1939, in Alton, Iowa the son of Fred and Edna (Voss) Van Laar. He was a graduate of Sheldon High School, Iowa Lakes Community College and Sioux City Barber College. He served in the United States Air Force as a radio operator in Japan.

On September 23, 1961, Lloyd married Clara Roetman in Sheldon, IA. To this union, four children were born.

Lloyd owned and operated Lloyd's Barbershop and Lloyd's Nursery in Graettinger. After retiring, he delivered motor homes for Winnebago and worked for Priority Express as a bank courier. He was a life member of the V. F. W. Post #3388. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, gardening, landscaping and working on his computer. He was an avid Raider football and Nascar fan. In his free time, he enjoyed operating his HAM radio. Lloyd is a devout Christian and a "fisher of men."

On Sunday, June 11, 2006, Lloyd Van Laar went to be with the Lord.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Clara; Dallan Van Laar (Misti) of Minneapolis, MN, Krista Von Bank (Rick) of Monroe, IA, Stacey Hanson (Joe) of Carlisle, IA and Dusty Van Laar (Emily) of Minneapolis, MN; seven grandchildren and his sister Betty Pendergast (Tom) of Santee, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Geritt, Gerold, and Earl.

Source: The Graettinger Times, Graettinger, Palo Alto County, Iowa, June 21, 2006.


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