Lloyd Joseph Lind, husband, father, grandfather, veteran, and friend to many, passed away at Cornerstone Memory Care in Bagley, MN on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
A Service commemorating Lloyds’ life will be held at St. Philips Catholic Church on Thursday March 16th 11:00 am. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Lloyd was born in Bemidji, MN to Lloyd Sr. and Josephine Lind on July 20, 1938. He lived most of his life in Bemidji and was proud to be a Bemidji boy. He graduated from Bemidji High School in 1955. After high school he enjoyed serving as a cook in the Army Reserve. Following the Army Reserve, Lloyd attended Bemidji State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. For many years he worked alongside his father in the furniture business at Lind’s Furniture. In 1973, Lloyd took over the business and it became Lloyd’s Furniture. While working downtown he made sure to attend coffee each morning with the local coffee klatch, no matter where the location switched to.
On April 20, 1979 he married the love of his life, Patricia Hennebry and had two children, Brianna and Megan. Later in life, Lloyd enjoyed spending time with is grandchildren Jace and Clara Amonson. His greatest joys were living in on the lake, spending time with the people he loved, telling stories, and having a good laugh. His family will always remember him for his kind demeanor, his quick wit, and his constant sarcasm.
Growing up in Bemidji, Lloyd always took great pride in the development of the city. For ten years he served on the Bemidji City Council sitting next to his good friend Henry Rossiter. Together they helped get Bemidji Airport established and also served on the Bemidji Airport Commission. Lloyd was also very proud of the Union Square project.
Lloyd kept very busy being a member of the Eagles, the Elks, the Legion, the Moose club, Bemidji Town and Country Club, the Jaycees, the Fish Fry Crew, and an avid curler. Even with all of these activities, Lloyd still found time to fulfill his love for hunting and take numerous trips Canada. He also enjoyed golfing, tennis and his regular trips to Las Vegas with his friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cornerstone Memory Care for the wonderful treatment Lloyd received as we navigated his life with Alzheimer’s.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, Brianna Hurlburt and Megan (Travis) Amonson, two grandchildren, Jace (7) and Clara (5) and a sister, Mary Doty of Rochester, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Sr. and Josephine Lind, his sister, Carol Noble, and son-in-law, Nathan Hurlburt.
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