|Remembering Lloyd Blazer|
Lloyd Oliver Blazer, retired equipment operator in Facilities, died June 19 in Townsend, Mont. He was 80.
Blazer, the son of Oliver and Bonnie (Davidson) Blazer, was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Oakes, N.D. He was raised and received his education in Oakes. He served on the USS Topeka and USS Bremerton in the United States Navy during World War II.
Lloyd and Lois Newark were married June 17, 1951. He worked for Nash Finch in Grand Forks, Groves Kelco in Williston, N.D., and Billings, Mont. They returned to Grand Forks in 1973, where he worked first at Durkin Brothers Excavating, and then as an equipment operator at the University of North Dakota. They moved to Townsend, Mont., in 1998.
Lloyd enjoyed gardening, camping, hunting, fishing, and above all, spending time with his family. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.S. and loved the Sioux hockey at UND.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois; his parents; two brother-and-sister-in-laws.
Survivors include a son and three daughters: Mark Blazer of Winston, Brenda Blazer (Tom Nehring) of Bismarck, N.D.; Lola Blazer (Ruben Obregon) of Minot, N.D.; and Beth Blazer, White Hall, Ark.; nine grandchildren, one great granddaughter, two brothers, one sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside services with military honors was held June 22 at the Deep Creek Cemetery in Townsend. Memorials in Lloyd's name are suggested to any veteran's organization of the donor's choice.