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Lloyd Mercer, age 91, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Sanford USD Medical Center. His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD. A visitation with family present will be Thursday from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home
Lloyd was born December 23, 1922, to parents, Earl and Sarah (Bloomer) Mercer at Luton, Iowa. He graduated from Luton High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 - 1946 during WWII. He was stationed in Hawaii.
On May 27, 1951 he married Lorraine Nelson at Hudson, SD. They lived near Sanborn, IA where Lloyd worked for a farmer and Lorraine taught school. They later moved to the Fairview and Canton area before moving to Canton in 1965. Lloyd worked for Souvignier Livestock and Trucking in Canton driving truck for many years. Lloyd enjoyed his dogs, cats, horses, his old tractors, fishing, gardening, and friends.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine; son, Vic (Susan) Mercer, Canton; daughters- Jackie (John) Thompson, Beresford, SD and Patty (Tom) Beck, Martin, SD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren- Chad (Stella) Mercer, Tami (Brent) Schimnoski and their children, Madison and Henrik, Meggen (Dusty) Ditmore and their children, Sienna and Beau, Stacy (Andy) Dunaway, Jon (Reinique) Beck and their child, Greylyn, and Justin Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Cleveland and Bertha Christensen.
Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 5, 2014