Lloyd Grabow Jr., age 81 of Milbank died January 25, 2014, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank. Rev. Dr. DeVern Schwenn and Rev. Andrew J. Bartel will officiate. Burial will be in the Milbank Cemetery at a later date.
Military honors will be provided by the American Legion, Gertje-VanLith Post # 229, Big Stone City, SD. Honorary bearers will be the morning coffee group from Corona. Casket bearers will be his six grandsons: Dustin Reiners, Matthew Reiners, Patrick Reiners, Tim Grabow, Tyler Grabow, and Steven Grabow. The organist will be Sheila Dailie.
Visitation will be at Mundwiler Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. and will continue at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.
Lloyd Grabow was born October 26, 1932, in Milbank, SD. He was the son of Lloyd Sr. and Bertha (Blood) Grabow. He attended grade school in Kilborn Township. Lloyd worked for Koch and Annett Construction Company.
Lloyd served in the United States Army as a medic, from August 30, 1952, until his honorable discharge on August 30, 1953.
Lloyd met his wife, Agnes Paine in 1947 in Ortonville, MN. They were united in marriage on July 29, 1953, in Twin Brooks, SD. They have been blessed with 60 years of marriage, as well as five children: Ginger, Jeff, Denise, Greg, and Jason. Following Lloyd's military service he began his career in farming, taking over his father's land, and farmed for 48 years. His three sons started farming and he continued to help during the growing and harvesting seasons until his death. He still enjoyed driving out to the farm every morning, weather permitting. He never missed morning coffee with his friends at the Corona Cafe. Lloyd enjoyed bowling, hunting, ice fishing, and playing cards. For a number of years, Lloyd and Agnes traveled to Tulsa, OK and made many trips to Washington to visit family. He was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church.
Lloyd's memory will be cherished by his wife, Agnes of Milbank, SD; his five children: Ginger (Dave) Reiners of Sioux Falls, SD; Jeff (Lynae) Grabow of Watertown, SD; Denise (Dan) Scoblic of Big Stone City, SD; Greg (Wendy) Grabow of Twin Brooks, SD; Jason "Cubby" (Elli) Grabow of Milbank, SD; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Arlys (Bert) Helmbrecht of Milbank, SD.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and two infant grandchildren.
Mundwiler Funeral Home
1003 East 4th Avenue
Milbank, SD 57252
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central United Methodist Church
201 5th Street S
Milbank, SD 57252
Wednesday, January 29, 2014