Lloyd Eaton - March 11, 2008A memorial service for former Phillips resident Lloyd Wayne Eaton will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Phillips United Methodist Church. Rev. Marta Wheeler will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Phillips Cemetery.
Lloyd W. Eaton, 89, of Minnesota, died of complications of congestive heart failure and an infection on March 11, 2008 at Unity Hospital, Fridley Minn.
He was born to Ralph and Clarice (England) Eaton on June 21, 1919. He was raised on a farm near Phillips with a brother Norris and a sister Laura. He attended elementary and high school at Phillips and enjoyed sports, especially basketball in which he was a participant.
He married Shirley Berggren of rural Aurora and had three children: Lynn, David and Laura. The family farm was located in rural Phillips and Lloyd was actively farming until 1977. In 1979 he relocated to East Grand Forks, Minn. and was employed as a custodian at Sacred Heart School. He also kept his hand in farming, helping out a local farming enterprise during harvest and other peak operations.
Lloyd met Dorothy Walter of Grand Forks, N.D. and they were married in August of 1981. Dorothy had three sons of her own: Douglas, Paul, and Don. They established residence in Grand Forks and continued living there until the flood of 1997 forced them into a decision to enter assisted living in the Crest View Lutheran Home in Columbia Heights, Minn. a suburb of Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Norris and two of his stepsons, Douglas and Don.
Survivors include his sister, Laura Margaret of West Virginia; his children, Lynn, David and Laura; his stepson, Paul; his grandchildren, Laura, Todd and Sarah Eaton, Dana Eaton, Justin Focht, Don and Travis Walter, Laura and Lucas Walter; and great-grandchildren.
Lloyd donated his body to research at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The family prefers memorials, rather than flowers, and that they be sent in Lloyd’s name to: Crest View Lutheran Home; 4444 Reservoir Blvd; Columbia Heights, MN 55421-3255.