Lloyd M. Halvorson, 90, of Milnor, ND, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Lisbon Area Health Services, Lisbon, ND.
Lloyd Melvin, son of Henry and Sophie (Quam) Halvorson, was born August 24, 1922 in Willey Township near Milnor, ND, where he grew up and attended school. On December 8, 1942, he entered the U.S. Army and served his country with the 82nd Airborne during World War II. Lloyd was overseas for 2 ½ years without a furlough home, while serving in Berlin Germany, Italy, Sicily, Belgium, Holland, France, and Africa. After his discharge on November 25, 1945, he returned to the Milnor area. Lloyd was united in marriage to Vivian Claus on August 8, 1948, and together they had five children. They made their home and farmed in the Milnor area until retiring in 1976. Lloyd was a member of Zion Lutheran Church his entire life. He was also a member of the Willey Township Board for 15 years, the Sargent County Draft Board for 4 years, and a lifetime member of the Lester W. Peterson Post #191 in Gwinner, and the Gibbon-Miller VFW Post #9069 in Milnor.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; a son, Lyle (Tamara) Halvorson, Wyndmere, ND, three daughters, Lyleen (Jim) Lukes, Connie (Danny) Gilbert, and Darla (Joe) Anderson all of Lisbon, ND; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Lonnie, a sister, Helen, and three brothers, Ray, Sid, and Clair.
A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Gwinner, ND. His funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with burial to follow at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.