Lloyd Albert Reiff
1937, 2746, Alcester, SCS-3
1939, 4726, Chamberlain, SCS-7 Ass't Leader
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Avon, with Pastor Lorney Van Gerpen officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon, with military honors. Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, with the family present and then a 5 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will resume Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to the time of service.
Lloyd Albert Reiff, son of George and Marie (Radtke) Reiff, was born November 16, 1919 on a farm near Tyndall. He died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Wagner Community Memorial Hospital. Lloyd attained the age of 92 years, 10 months and 19 days.
Lloyd received an eighth grade education. He was a farm hand at Centerville before going to work at two different factories every day in Racine, WI. Lloyd joined the U.S. Army in February of 1942, during WW II. He served in various places in the Pacific Islands, where he trained and earned his Ranger certificate. Lloyd was honorably discharged in September 1945. He returned home to farm until his retirement.
Lloyd married Ethel Marie Mount on April 11, 1953 at Avon. Four children were blessed to their union.
Lloyd was a member of the Arthur Wissman American Legion Post for over 60 years and was a past commander. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Farmer’s Union in Avon.
Lloyd enjoyed farming, raising cattle, attending cattle sales and gardening. He was proud of all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s achievements.
Thankful for having shared his life are his wife Ethel of Avon; his children: Tom and wife Jo of Parkston, Deb Voigt and husband Wally, Richard and wife Nina, all of Avon, and Kay Shumock and husband Bryan of Bethlehem, PA; 10 grandchildren: Amy and husband Matt Yost of Avon; Nikki Reiff and fiance’ Brent Weller of Sioux Falls, Riley Reiff of Canton, MI, Eric and Brady Reiff of Parkston, Lance and Amanda Reiff of Avon; and Kara, Ericka and Kali Shumock of Bethlehem, PA; two great grandchildren: Emma and Lydia Yost; two brothers: Dale and wife Cleo and Bob and wife Joann, all of Avon; three sisters-in-law: Merlie Reiff of Avon, Clarice Reiff of Sioux Falls, and Anita Reiff Bitterman of Washington; one brother-in-law, Ronald Mount of Avon; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law; one sister, Alma Nelson; four brothers: Francis, Marvin, Ray and Johnnie; two sisters-in-law: Joyce Merkwan and Ruth Ann Mount; and two brothers-in-law: Dale Nelson and Robert Mount.
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