Lloyd Wahl, 87
Lloyd Allen Wahl, age 87, of Maiden Rock, Wis., died Saturday, Sept. 7, at home.
Lloyd was born to Edwin and Elsie (Johnson) Wahl on March 18, 1926, in Hopkins, Minn. He was a graduate of Dunwoody Industrial Institute and served in the Army in the period just following World War 2. He settled in the Rush River valley along Highway 10, not so far from the Lund, Wis. homestead of his Swedish immigrant great-grandparents. It was there he met his wife Phyllis. They were married in 1962, and raised four children: Pat (Anita) Wahl, Chippewa Falls, Wis., Lori (Pete) Carroll, Red Wing, Minn., Becky (Scott) Jensen, Red Wing, Richard (Tonya) Wahl, Eau Claire. Then came the grandchildren: Jake, Josiah, Ben and Julia Wahl; Johnathan (Angela) Carroll, Andrea (Jimmy) Widman; Zachary, Rachel, Mariah, Keezia, Emmanuel, and Isaiah Jensen; Alison, Anna, and Abby Wahl and great-grandson Elijah Carroll.
Lloyd is also survived by three brothers and one sister: Duane (Vera) Wahl, Minnetonka, Minn., Howard (Sylvia) Wahl, Nashville, Tenn., Ronnie (Jeanine) Wahl, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Demi Berkey, Minneapolis, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Levi Carroll; parents, Edwin and Elsie Wahl; and sister Virginia Hanson.
Lloyd had his own welding and machinery repair shop. His quality welds and creative repairs were well known to area farmers. His mechanical skills, resourcefulness and practical inventions were also a blessing to his family. Everyone knew him by his homemade blue and white camper-rig and his updated 1927, Ford Model T. From tractors to toys he would build it himself, and build it to last.
His uniform for almost every occasion was a comfortable pair of bib overalls, and he played a fine game of scrabble.
Lloyd and his family belonged to the Plum City Evangelical Free Church. His faith in Jesus Christ was the foundation of his life, and his children and grandchildren are so thankful for this heritage.
Funeral services for Lloyd will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Plum City Evangelical Free Church. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Plum City. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth and for one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Tuesday.
Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is serving the family.