Lloyd Triggs

Friday, September 4, 2009
Lloyd Triggs

Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Earl Triggs, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

There will be an Eastern Star Service at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a Masonic service both at the funeral home Friday.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Following the graveside services, there will be a military service conducted by the American Legion-Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 of Spencer.

Mr. Triggs passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at St. Luke Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

Oranist will be Sherry Groenewold and pianist Judy Pine. Congregational hymns will be "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." David Triggs will sing "I Will Rise."

Pallbearers are: Harley Triggs, Dennis Triggs, Jim Triggs, Mike May, Joshua Triggs, Paul Triggs and Jeremy Triggs.

Lloyd Earl Triggs, the son of George and Ruth Larson Triggs, was born December 8, 1925 in Laurens. His childhood years were spent in Laurens before moving to Gillett Grove, where he received his high school diploma in 1943. Following his schooling, he farmed with his dad until entering the military, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 until his honorable discharge in 1952.

Lloyd married Gertrude Meyer on Nov. 25, 1954, near Everly. During their 37 years of married life, they farmed near Gillett Grove until Gertrude's passing in 1991. Lloyd married Nancy Fiedler in Spencer in 1992, continuing to farm until retiring and moving to Spencer in 1997.

He was an Elder of the First Christian Church in Spencer. He was also an officer and member of Evening Shade Lodge No. 312, the York and Scottish Rite, Order of Eastern Star, Abu Bekr Shrine, Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 -- American Legion, Farm Bureau and Golden K Kiwanis -- all in Spencer. In his spare time, Lloyd especially enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gertrude in 1991; three brothers: Chester, Clarence and Leon; and one daughter, Janet Miller.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy; one son, David Triggs and his wife, Diane of Aurora, Colo.; one daughter, Joanne Triggs of Ankeny; four grandchildren; one step-son, Bill Fiedler of Stillwater, Minn.; one step-daughter, Kim Hill of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven step-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.