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ANONSON, Lloyd Milnor 1926-2015


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 6/30/2015 at 11:49:53

CHARLES CITY, IOWA - Lloyd Milnor Anonson, 89, of Charles City, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Floyd County Medical Center.

Graveside services officiated by Pastor Martin Miller will be held Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Memory Gardens, near Charles City.

Lloyd was born on February 17, 1926, in Joice, Iowa, to Clarence and Selma (Stocksett) Anonson. He graduated from Hansell High School.

Lloyd served in the Army during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Europe both times. In the Air Force, he was an aircraft mechanic instructor and worked on the first bomber with both propellers and a jet engine.

After his discharge, he began farming with his brother, Alvin, near Dougherty. Together he and Alvin's family moved to Charles City where they continued to farm in partnership.

After Alvin's death, he continued this partnership with his sister-in-law, Irene Anonson, until they both retired from farming in 1993.

Lloyd also worked part-time as a crop/hail adjuster, land surveyor for ASCS, insurance salesman, and school bus driver as well as doing custom farming.

He loved fishing, boating, hunting, attending auctions, and watching western movies and sports, especially the Minnesota Twins.

Lloyd is survived by his sister-in-law, Irene Anonson of Charles City; nieces and nephews, Sandra (Dale) Miller of Charles City, Barbara (Tom) Youngblut of Osage, Steven (Debra) Anonson of Fort Collins, Colorado, Debra (Roy) Schwickerath of Charles City, Michael (Diane) Grant of Mason City, Sally (Greg) Angell of Omaha, Nebraska, and Richard (Diane) Grant of Rochester, Minnesota, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Preceding Lloyd in death were his parents, his brother, Alvin Anonson, his sister, Mildred Grant, and his niece, Connie Wright.

Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, 30 JUN 2015


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