Lloyd E. Williams


                                                  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

Accompanist Vocalist

Alexandria Plumb

 Honorary Casket Bearer

Todd Nordby

Casket Bearers

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.



  • Candy Hartmann Posted September 21, 2022 11:24 am

    So since to hear of Uncke Lloyd’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  • Meaghan Shea-Evans Posted September 23, 2022 6:56 am

    Grandpa will be missed. We are just thankful our kids had the opportunity to experience the Easter’s and Christmas’s in Loveland. ❤️

  • Linda and Bill Stevens Posted September 23, 2022 7:42 pm

    Rest in peace,Lloyd! You will be dearly missed! Prayers to your family.

  • Rex and Laura Adams Posted September 24, 2022 11:02 pm

    I will forever remember the last time I saw my Uncle Lloyd. Three years ago at our Whited family reunion in Denison. I hadn’t seen him in over 25 years, I was in my 20’s. When he came through the doors of the Pavilion in a wheelchair I stood there ready to greet him and remind him who I was. Before I could speak he looked at me and said “Is that Laurie?” My eyes filled with tears at the thought of my sweet Uncle remembering who I was after all these years! I will cherish that day forever! The memories I have are so precious. I love you Uncle Lloyd, give Aunt Rose a hug for us. Mom (Shirley) sends her love to all! She will miss you Uncle Lloyd. Till we meet again! Love, Laurie

  • Rockie kooiker & Sally Ellis Posted September 27, 2022 1:48 am

    So sorry for your loss, much love sent your way! ❤❤🙏🙏🙏

  • Gary & Jane Paul Posted September 27, 2022 7:14 am

    We will remember all the good times

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