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Lloyd Keidel

Lloyd Keidel, 89, Mandan, died Nov. 15, 2018, at Sunset Drive-A Prospera Community, Mandan.

A funeral service was held Nov. 19 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Christina Martin officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery, rural Mandan.

Lloyd was born March 6, 1929, in Mandan to Ernest and Emma (Timm) Keidel. Raised on the family farm south of Mandan, Lloyd attended country school through the eighth grade. Lloyd worked on the farm before enlisting in the National Guard, where he served for six years. On Oct. 20, 1962, he married Viola Scheid in Hazen. They made their home on his family dairy farm, where they raised their two daughters and worked together until retiring in 1987 and moving to Mandan. Viola passed away in June 1991. On June 4, 1993, Lloyd married Virginia (Munson) Larsen at First Lutheran Church in Mandan. Even in his retirement, Lloyd still enjoyed helping on the farm and was also a courtesy driver for Ressler Chevrolet. Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, cutting quilt squares for First Lutheran Church ladies and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a charter member of the Mandan Rural Fire Department and a member of First Lutheran Church in Mandan, where he served as an usher for many years.

Blessed to have shared his life is his wife, Virginia Keidel, Mandan; two daughters, Lori (Robin) Fisher, Mandan, and Donna (Lynn) Sommer, Washburn; stepsons, Timothy (Marilyn) Larsen, Sumner, Wash., and Terrance (Paula) Larsen, Rapid City, S.D.; stepson-in-law, LaVern Hanson, Bismarck; three grandchildren, Madison and Cassidy Sommer and Mitchell Fisher; stepgrandchildren, Chas (Terra) Larsen and Kimberly (Andrew) McGlashan; stepgreat-grandchildren, Dylan and Kiara Larsen; sister, Leona Wetsch, Urbandale, Iowa; brother, Walter (Leona) Keidel, Mandan; sister-in-law, Bernice Beick, Spokane, Wash.; brothers-in-law, Alvin Scheid, Hazen, and Harry (Vicki) Munson, Coos Bay, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Viola; grandson, Dylan Lloyd Sommer; and stepdaughter, Jenifer Hanson.

Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church.

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