Lloyd Gaylord

BLUE EARTH – Lloyd Stanley Gaylord, age 84, of Blue Earth, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth, and one hour before services Friday at the church.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com

He was born June 28, 1930, in Blue Earth, the son of Stanley and Paula (Schulz) Gaylord.

On June 14, 1958, he married Joyce I. Eckhardt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Minn. He was a member of the 3rd Infantry during the Korean War.

He worked for the Blue Earth School systems for 32 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #4580 and American Legion Post #89 of Blue Earth.

He was an active member of the VFW Honor Guard for over 60 years, and he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Gaylord of Blue Earth; son, Glenn (Janet) Gaylord of Blue Earth; daughter, Lynda (Dale) Henke of Blue Earth; granddaughters, Stefanie (John) Jaquette of Mankato, and Christine Henke of Blue Earth; and four great-grandchildren, Lily, Max, and Claire Jaquette, and Layla Henke.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Donna Hinrichsen.