March 3, 1924 - Dec. 12, 2012
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SOUTH BEND - Lloyd J. Havens, age 88, of South Bend, formerly of Osceola, passed away December 12, 2012 at the Arbors at Southfield Village. Lloyd was born March 3, 1924, in Mountain View, Missouri, to the late Lloyd Havens and Fannie (Mitchell) Baughman. On January 24, 1948, Lloyd married Helen Bryan in South Bend. She preceded him in death. Surviving are his sons, Ronald (Marilyn) Havens of South Bend and Gary W. (Marsha) Havens of Elkhart; along with 6 grandchildren, Angela (Jason) Cackley, Troy (Morgan) Havens, Joel Havens, Amanda Havens, Molly (Ryan Raso) Leddy and Megan (Matthew) Rubio. Surviving as well are 5 great-grandchildren, Piper Cackley, Alyssa Lundy, Molly Albert, Jax Albert and Thomas Rubio. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Otis Manning, Robert Havens, Marie Gosc, Edith VanDusen and Vera Hamilton. Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm Friday, December 14, 2012, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Lloyd served his country as a U.S. Marine during WW II. He was a radio operator at the battle of Tarawa, where he was responsible for calling in aircraft support and cover during the battle. Following the war, Lloyd was honorably discharged in 1945. He was employed for 34 years as a Journeyman Electrician at Honeywell in South Bend before his retirement in 1983. Lloyd loved to play golf, walking at the mall, woodworking, working crossword puzzles and reading, bird watching, and dancing with his wife. He was also an avid fan of sports, a longtime attendee at Gospel Center Missionary Church in South Bend, and served as a Past Master of Osceola Masonic Lodge #742. In his memory, donations may be made to the Center for Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 13, 2012