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October 30, 2012 7:45 am

Leslie ‘Lloyd’ Burgener

(Feb. 19, 1936 - Oct. 24, 2012)

Lloyd Burgener, 76, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Powell Valley Healthcare after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Lloyd was born Feb. 19, 1936 to Theodore and Marie Burgener. He was raised on the family homestead, where he learned his passion for farming, before graduating from Powell High School.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Powell to start his own farm. He married Shirley Riley, who gave him three children. Together they raised their kids, preparing them for their own lives.

In his free time, he indulged in his love of model railroading. Always kind and loyal, he made sure he had time for those he cared about. He was always trying to become a better man, overcoming the obstacles put in front of him with faith and support from his loved ones.

His loved ones will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Marie.

Lloyd is survived by a brother, Frank; wife, Shirley; three children, Misty (J.R.) Pederson, Blaine Willis, Holly Burgener; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Samantha and Alexis Pederson, and Richard and Jada Willis.

Christian Mass services were held Monday, Oct. 29 at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church.

Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at www.thompsonfuneral.net.

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