Lloyd Lindvig

 

Lloyd Lindvig, age 70, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow.

He was born June 8, 1948, in Williston, N.D., to John W. and Mabel (Trehaus) Lindvig. He was the oldest of six children. He was raised on the Lindvig Family Farm south of Williston and attended schools in the Williston area. After high school, he moved to Seattle, Wash., and worked at Boeing. After a short stay he decided that city life was not for him and he moved back to Williston to start a lifetime of rural living.

He graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in social work in 1971. After college, he moved to Minot, N.D., and eventually ended up working for Dakota Boys Ranch, which started his passion of service to others and the community.

He later moved to northeastern Montana, first to Bainville and then to Culbertson, where he ended up working at the Culbertson Implement. He started out working as a salesman, but couldn't keep his hands clean. He just couldn't stop himself from working or fixing his customers' equipment; this lead to his career change, from salesman to service technician.


He moved to Glasgow to finish his career as a service technician at Zerbe Brothers. He loved working on equipment and his co-workers soon found that things around the shop became "Lloydatized." He was always trying to make a process easier and shorter and was always willing and ready to help a friend or farmer in need. He retired from Zerbe Brothers as the service manager, in March of 2015, to spend more time with his family and friends.

In June of 1969, he married Wendy Hamre and was blessed with two daughters, Lea and Jelena.

In November of 1990, he married Colleen Deutsch/Lannen and took on the role of Dad, to Michael, Teresa, Andrea, Curtis and Cassandra.

With the birth of his first grandson, Corey, in 1997, he took on the new role of Grandpa; a role that fit him to the T. You could always find a kid on Lloyd's lap if there was one around. He loved doing things with all the kids from shooting gophers, to playing Pooh sticks, and rides in Ole (Lloyd's side by side).

Lloyd was noted for his love of horses. He was an active member of the Culbertson Saddle Club, and organized many roping and O-Mok-See events. He was always up for a horse ride, whether in cowboy boots and blue jeans or his bright yellow shorts and flip flops. He loved going on the Wagon Trains. If he was driving his team of Belgians, he would always have the wagon or sleigh full of kids.


He took great pride in his sobriety.

Lloyd will be remembered for his big smile and his infectious laugh, which could be recognized from across the room.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mabel Lindvig.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen; seven children, Lea (Chris) Johnson of Charlotte, Tenn., and their children, Corey, Mahaila, Arianne, Judah, Solomon, and Matthias; Jelena (Eric) Ranum of Billings, Mont., and their children, Ashtyn and Brittyn; Michael Lannen of Grand Forks, N.D., and his children, Logan, Cullen and Tarek; Teresa (Lloyd) Revious of Bozeman, Mont., Andrea (Michael) Frovarp of Bismarck, N.D., and their children, Emalin, Eli and Ellie; Curtis (Erin) Lannen of Carson City, Nev. and Cassandra (Kyle) Shipp of Opheim, Mont .; five siblings, Thomas (DorisAnn) Lindvig, Joan (Bob) Olson, Donald Lindvig, all of Williston, Mavis (Dennis) Johnsrud of Epping, N.D., and Marilyn Lindvig (Roy Schmit) of Concord, Calif.

There was a family receiving friends service on Friday, June 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral Service was at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow, on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m., with Father Rodrigo Mingollo presiding.

Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com

 

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