|Lloyd Scott Saunders
December 19, 1915–January 23, 2015
|Lloyd S. Saunders, 99, of Wyoming, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning January 23, 2015, at the Clarence Care Center after a short illness.
A celebration of Lloyd's life was held at 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation was held prior to the service from 10 A.M. until service time. Burial was in the Pence Cemetery, rural Baldwin.
Lloyd Scott Saunders was born on December 19, 1915 on a farm in Clinton County, south of Baldwin, Iowa, the son of Bert Raymond and Ida Pearl (Scott) Saunders. When Lloyd was 5, the family moved to a farm near Canton, in Jackson County. Lloyd attended country school, graduating in 1930 and grew to manhood helping on the family farm.
On January 1, 1939, Lloyd married Roberta M. Dixon, of Belle Plaine, Iowa, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They made their home on the family farm near Canton until 1974, when they moved to a small farm near Wyoming.
Roberta and Lloyd enjoyed a wonderful marriage for over sixty-seven years. Her death on June 15, 2006, left a big gap in his life. However, he carried on and remained in his own home until he was well over 97.
Lloyd's life work was farming. He loved the land, the growing of crops and livestock and the rural lifestyle.
Lloyd was a longtime member of the Tipton Bible Church, the Anamosa Gideon Camp, the Jackson County Historical Society, the State of Iowa Historical Society, the Farm Bureau, and several other farm related groups. He also served for many years on the Canton School Board.
Those left to honor Lloyd's memory include a sister Marjorie Clemens of Cedar Rapids; a number of nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, a nephew Larry Harder, and three sisters Myrtle Watters, Beulah Duhme and Wilma "Peg" Harder on January 22, 2015.
Lloyd was a kind dignified man who lived his faith.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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