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Lloyd R. Buddenhagen

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Funeral services for Lloyd R. Buddenhagen, 66, of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 a.m. today, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation were held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with the family being present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements.

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Lloyd Richard Buddenhagen was born in Cherokee on Oct. 13, 1946, the son of John and Florence (Mahler) Buddenhagen. Lloyd was raised on the family farm northeast of Aurelia, graduating from Aurelia High School in 1965. Lloyd attended Westmar College for one year before entering the U.S. Army on Jan. 4, 1967 and serving until Oct. 6, 1968. He was united in marriage to Beverly Renee Martinsen on Oct. 26, 1974 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. To this union three children were born: Eric, Jessica and Alicia. Lloyd farmed the family farm until moving into Aurelia in 2004. He also worked at Wilson's in Cherokee from 1968 to 1974 and again from 1985 to 2001. Lloyd was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia, and the L. A. Wescott VFW Post # 2253 of Cherokee.

Lloyd enjoyed hunting and trapping and raised silver fox for several years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Lloyd became a resident of Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Aurelia in April of this year.

Lloyd died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Preceding Lloyd in death were his parents; two brothers, Clayton (in infancy) and Russell and his wife Lois; and two brothers-in-law, Kenny Martinsen and Don Martinsen,.

Survivors include his wife, Renee of Aurelia; one son, Eric (Booder) and his wife Carrie Buddenhagen of Aurelia; two daughters, Jessica Buddenhagen of Sioux City and Alicia and her husband Justin Thompson of Cherokee; two grandchildren, Blake Thompson and Jamie Buddenhagen; one sister, Karen and her husband Charles Hofmann of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Lyle, and his wife Marlys Buddenhagen of Tracy, Minnesota; his father and mother-in-law, Max and Mary Lou Martinsen of Cherokee; two sisters-in-law, Barb LeValley of Garland, Texas, and Connie and her husband Terry Cutler of Pflugerville, Texas; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.