L.M. Mead, Jr.


(September 24, 2002)

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 27 for long-time Basin resident L. M. Mead, Jr., who died at his home early the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 24. He was 67.

The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. at the Basin Fine Arts building (the old Wigwam Theater), with the Rev. George Pasek officiating. Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Mead was born March 12, 1935, at Hysham, Mont., son of Levi M. and Kathryn Claire (Lingelbach) Mead. He received his schooling at Hysham and then attended college at Montana State in Bozeman for two years.

He married Sally Ann Krueger on Feb. 14, 1960, in Denver.

He was known by all as "Junior." He was in partnership with his father and two brothers, and they owned Mead and Sons in Worland. The partnership purchased Basin Equipment in Basin and changed the name to the John Deere Company, where Junior was manager for many years until his retirement.

He loved spending time at the family cabin with friends and family, and he loved his grandchildren.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, boating, backpacking, snowmobiling, gardening and watching sports. He especially enjoyed his trips to Alaska.

He was a member of the FOE Aerie #3086 at Basin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Byron; a cousin, Harold Lingelbach; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Fricke.

Survivors include his wife, Sally, of Basin; his daughter, Nanette, and husband, Ric Nofzinger, and grandchildren Ashley, Rochelle and Garett, all of Powell; his son, Larry, and wife, Therese Mead, and grandchildren Kadle, Megan and Ariel, all of Greybull; and a granddaughter, Tiffany Mead, of Monroe, Iowa; his sister, Maxine Fricke of Mulino, Ore.; his two brothers, Marvin and wife Shirley Mead and Melvin and wife Deloris Mead, all of Worland; his step-mother, Stella E. Mead, of Lancaster, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial fund has been established at Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, WY. Disposition of the proceeds of the memorial fund will be decided by the family at a later time.