Lloyd Vernon Haroldson was born on October 18, 1926 at Alden, WI to Carl and Mildred (Johnson) Haroldson.
Lloyd spent most of his growing up years in Star Prairie, WI at the family home on the Apple River. He was the eldest of six children. He was a member of Sons of Norway and enjoyed all aspects of his Norwegian heritage including the language, foods and travel to Norway.
He enlisted in the Navy at 17 years of age and was a Gunnery Instructor for the nose turret on the B-24 “Privateer” (Naval Aviation-Ordnance Second Class). He married his wife, Dalores Clara Fansler (twin) on September 21, 1946 at Stillwater, MN. They were blessed with three children, a daughter and two sons.
Lloyd was called Home by his Heavenly Father the evening of Friday, September 22, 2017 after a long battle fighting Parkinson’s Disease. At that time he and his wife were residing at Ecumen of North Branch, MN. Other places of residence included: South-Minneapolis, Richfield, and Borden Lake (Garrison), MN. He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and snowmobiling.
Lloyd was an exceptional craftsman in his work as a carpenter/cabinet maker. He was a member of Local Union 1644.
He was a life-long member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Star Prairie, WI. Lloyd had a great sense of humor and was a devoted family man who enjoyed his family, including all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lloyd is survived by his “Beloved” wife, Dalores, of 71 years; daughter Linda Jean Clara (Mark) Adcock of Westminster, CO, sons Bruce Allen (Sylvia) Haroldson of Wyoming, MN and William Lloyd Haroldson of Cambridge, MN; Grandchildren Scott (Laura) Adcock of Thornton, CO, Jessica (Mike) Wanecek of Firestone, CO, Kristina Adcock of Thornton, CO, Britt (Adam) Carter of St. Paul, MN and Erik (Liza) Haroldson of Madison, WI; great-grandchildren; Meagan (Jordan) Ward of Thornton, CO, Nathaniel Adcock of Thornton, CO, Luke Kennison of Thornton, CO, Cameron Wanecek of Firestone, CO, Aidan Burchfield of Thornton, CO, Emma Wanecek of Firestone, CO, MaKenna Adcock of Thornton, CO, Leif Haroldson of Madison, WI and Anders Carter of St. Paul, MN; sister Margie Phillips of Atlanta, GA; sister-in-law Carol Haroldson of Phoenix, AZ and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Janice Grotenhuis, Ruby (Bert) Frey and his brothers, Robert Haroldson and Warren Haroldson.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie, Wisconsin with Pastor Dan Pennington officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will take place at the New Richmond Cemetery following the service on Friday.
The family would like to thank Ecumen North Branch and Fairview Hospice for their support and tender care. Suggest memorials to Bethany Lutheran Church, Star Prairie, WI.
Pallbearers: Scott Adcock, Erik Haroldson, Mike Wanecek, Adam Carter, Nathaniel Adcock and Cameron Wanecek.
To sign an online guest book and video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com
Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.