Michaelson Funeral Home: Obituaries

Robert “Lloyd” Smith


Sunday, August 17, 1919


Thursday, October 6, 2011


Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Michaelson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the church


Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:00AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church
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Robert “Lloyd” Smith, 92, of Owatonna died on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at Owatonna Care Center.

Robert Lloyd Smith was born August 17, 1919 near Ellendale, the son of Robert and Frances (Pechacek) Smith. There he was raised and attended country school. Following school he helped work on the family farm. Lloyd entered the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in Montana, California and Hawaii. After his honorable discharge, he returned the Ellendale area.

Lloyd was united in marriage to Eldora Jensen on June 8, 1947 at Community Lutheran Church in Geneva. They made their home in rural Steele County where he farmed. In 1959 the couple moved to Owatonna and Lloyd worked in landscaping and later for the Owatonna Public School District. He retired in 1982. Eldora died June 13, 2003.

Lloyd enjoyed gardening and especially following the Minnesota Twins.

He is survived by his nephews and nieces, Marvin Ingvaldson of Blooming Prairie; Betty (and Vernon) Vold of Lake Mills, IA; Helen Hyland of Austin; Robert Sr. (and Irene) Hyland of Austin; Esther Anthonisen of Austin; Myron (and Ernestine) Hyland in Missouri; Rita Harris of Palatka, FL; and Sonja Thompsen of Owatonna.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife Eldora, his parents, four sisters and a brother.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and one hour prior to the service e in the church. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church with The Reverend Kirk Griebel officiating. Interment will be in the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva.