Buffalo United Methodist Church-Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
One hour prior to services
Lloyd H. Link, age 90 of Buffalo, MN passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Lake Ridge Oasis Hospice in Buffalo.
Memorial service on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 AM at Buffalo United Methodist Church, Buffalo, MN.
Visitation one hour prior to service at the church.
Interment Pelican Lake Methodist Cemetery, Buffalo, MN.
Lloyd was born on April 16, 1924 to Harry & Lena (Weinand) Link in Buffalo, MN. He graduated from BHS in 1942. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in June of 1942. He flew on 42 missions over the South Pacific flying Naval twin engine bombers. He was discharged from active service in 1946. Lloyd stayed in the voluntary reserves until 1955.
Lloyd married Nila Jane Varner on September 30, 1947 and their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Myrna and Marsha.
Lloyd worked at International Harvester as a salesman/bookkeeper for 10 years. He then worked at the Buffalo Post Office for 10 years and the Rockford Post Office for 14 years. He was the Postmaster for 12 of those years. He volunteered as a Civil Defense Director in Buffalo. He also headed up the Special Deputy Group with Wright County Sheriff’s Wolff and Hosempa. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post #270 & the funeral honor guard. Lloyd was privileged to be chosen to travel to Washington, DC in April 2012 with the Veterans Honor Flight.
After retiring in 1984, Lloyd and Nila spent 22 years wintering in McAllen, TX. He was an 80 year faithful member of Buffalo United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Nila, parents, infant sister, brothers, Herbert, Byron, Gerald & Harry Link, sister, Helen Schlagheck, brothers-in-law George Varner, Howard Simpson & son-in-law, Ken Jude.
Survived by daughters, Myrna Jude of Annandale, MN & Marsha (Jim) Goesch of Montrose, CO; grandchildren, David (Nicole) Jude of Maple Lake, MN, Dana (Mark) Dagen of Maple Lake, MN, Gary Goesch of Conifer, CO; great-grandchildren, Holly Jo, Vienna, Aidan, Garrett, Orry & Zane; sister, June Simpson of Paynesville, MN; sisters-in-law, Garel Link of St. Paul, MN., Mianna Varner of Buffalo, MN, brother-in-law, Dale Schlagheck, St. Cloud & many nieces & nephews.