Lloyd Solmonson, age 89, of Litchfield, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin. Interment will be in the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.
A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Military Honors by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.
Lloyd Byron Solmonson was born on February 27, 1928, in Atwater, Minnesota. He was the son of Simon and Nina (Skoglund) Solmonson. Lloyd received his education in Atwater, and later received his GED.
Lloyd entered active military service in the United States Army on November 29, 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and served his country during Peace Time. He received an Honorable Discharge on May 27, 1947, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and achieved the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
On November 27, 1953, Lloyd was united in marriage to Ruth Muetzel at the Methodist Church in Litchfield. This marriage was blessed with five children, Debra, Dale, Ronald, Jane, and Roger. Lloyd and Ruth resided in Litchfield. They shared 55 years of marriage together until Ruth passed away on February 5, 2009.
Lloyd worked at Lindsay Brothers Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as an OTR (Over the Road) Truck Driver. He retired in January of 1986.
Lloyd was a member of the Litchfield Eagles Club Post 3424 and the Litchfield American Legion Post 104.
Lloyd was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan. He enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, loved animals and listening to hymns. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
Lloyd passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato, Minnesota, at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Lloyd is survived by his:
Children, Debra Kriesel and her husband, Harold, of Mankato, MN,
Dale Solmonson of Pine Haven, WY,
Ronald Solmonson and his wife, Debra, of Oak Ridge, TN,
Jane Goettl and her husband, Ed, of Mankato, MN;
Grandchildren, Ryan Duerr, Crystal Sheehan and her husband, Perry, Brandi Hefner and her husband, Nick, Eric Solmonson and his wife, Brianna, Brian Solmonson and his wife, Nicole, Alisa Hlavac and her husband, Steve, and Megan Kraft and her husband, Nathan;
Great-Grandchildren, Matthew Duerr, Alexander Rosenbaum, Bella and Delilah Sheehan, Kiana Hefner-Child, Maia and Maci Hefner, Sophia and Olivia Solmonson, and Evelynn, Ben, Addison, Jacob, and Hannah Kraft;
Sister-In-Law, Marcella Solmonson;
Many other relatives and friends.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his Parents, Simon and Nina Skoglund; Wife, Ruth Solmonson; Son, Roger Solmonson; Siblings, Donald Solmonson (in infancy), Dwaine Solmonson, Doris Grussendorf and her husband, Gordon, Gertrude Solmonson, Mary Krause and her husband, Bruce, and Lyle Solmonson.
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