When I’m Gone
When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile, Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned And remember only the smile, Forget the unkind words I have spoken; Remember some good I have done, Forget that I ever had heartache And remember I’ve had loads of fun. Forget that I have stumbled and blundered And sometimes fell by the way; Remember I have fought Some hard battles and won, Ere the close of the day. Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day, But in summer just gather some flowers And remember the place where I lay. And come in the evening When the sun paints the sky in the west, Stand for a few moments besides me And remember only my best.
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Lloyd Earl Williams son of Ray and Agatha (Goldhammer) was born April 27, 1931, in Delmont, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont. He attended Delmont schools, graduating from Delmont High School in 1949. Following his high school graduation, he farmed with his parents until he was drafted to serve in the Korean War in 1952. He served his country from 1952 to 1954 as a telegraph operator while stationed in Germany achieving the rank of Corporal. Following his military service, Lloyd farmed with his parents until 1968, then he attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, Iowa to study meat cutting. Upon graduating he moved to Missouri Valley, IA to work for Safeway Supermarket as a meat cutter for three years.
On February 6, 1971, Lloyd and Rosalie (Whited) Nordby were united in marriage at Delmont, South Dakota. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Missouri Valley/ Loveland area. Lloyd worked for Baker’s Supermarkets in Omaha from 1971 until retiring after 22 years in 1993. Lloyd and Rose also owned and operated “Williams Grocery Store” in Loveland, IA from September 1974 to the mid-80s. Never one to sit around, while ‘retired’ Lloyd also worked at the Carlson Meat Locker in Blair, NE. Lloyd was a member of First Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder for 10 years. He also participated in the weekly Bible Study Group and helped with Vacation Bible School. He was a member of the American Legion Post 249 since 1954. Lloyd enjoyed fishing with his kids, grandkids and friends, family gatherings (where he was often the cook), gardening and the daily coffee group at McDonald’s. Lloyd was a resident of Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley when he passed at the age of 91 years.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosalie, brothers Chester and Victor, son Terry Nordby and daughter Virginia Francisco and son-in-law Jeffrey McEvoy.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include his children, Timothy Williams of Council Bluffs, IA, Douglas Williams of Omaha, NE, Randi McEvoy of Harlan, IA, Ronald Nordby (Rhonda) of Missouri Valley, IA, Vanessa (Allan) Sorensen of Missouri Valley, IA, son-in-law Don Francisco of Anderson, MO; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; Sister-in-law Clarice Williams of Rapid City, SD; two nieces, one nephew, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
The family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon after the burial at the church.
In Loving Memory Of
Lloyd Earl Williams
Born – April 27, 1931 Delmont, South Dakota
Died – September 20, 2022 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2022
First Lutheran Church, 724 North 8th Street
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Clergy Pastor Joseph Hanson
Honorary Casket Bearer
Josh Sorensen Shane Francisco
Noah Williams Cal Evans
Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery in Loveland, Iowa
Military Honors will be conducted by Missouri Valley Julius F. Muller American Legion Post 377 and VFW Post 6256 and O’Hara Seeley Post of Logan, and the Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.
Family will direct memorials.