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Lloyd L. Revier

Lloyd L. Revier, 78, of Wahpeton, N. D. passed away May 17, 2009.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 22 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Willow Creek Chapel in Wahpeton, N.D.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the north campus of Harvest Outreach Church in Wahpeton, N.D., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Curt Frankhouser and Pastor Todd Gafkjen will be officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Fairview Memorial Garden Cemetery in Wahpeton.

Pallbearers will be Mark Revier, Kevin Revier, Scott Revier, Rachelle Pratt, Mitch Pratt and Steve Erickson., along with Lloyd's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, and cousins serving as honorary pallbearers.

Lloyd Louis Revier was born on August 24, 1930 in Northfield, Minn., to Lloyd Edward and Rita Miner Revier. When Lloyd was a young boy, he and his two brothers, Ray and Allen, spent much of their childhood with their maternal grandmother, Olive Miner and their aunt and uncle, Matt and Wanda Miner. At the age of 9, after family hardship, Lloyd and his two brothers traveled by bus to Boy's Town in Omaha, Neb., where they stayed for the following four years. Lloyd and his brothers were then located by their father, Lloyd Sr., who had been serving in the war on Normandy Beach/Africa. The family then moved to Fairmount, N.D. Lloyd completed his schooling and graduated from Fairmount High School in 1949. He entered Interstate Business College in Fargo, N.D. to become a book-keeper and later joined the U.S. Air Force stationed at Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lloyd met Muriel Akre in Veblen, S.D., when home on leave. They married on August 17, 1952. Lloyd spent one of his four years of service in Korea as a medic and was honorably discharged in November of 1954. Upon landing stateside, he attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis to become a radio announcer . He was employed in Yankton and Sioux Falls, S.D. Lloyd also became an insurance agent for State Farm and Allstate insurance.

Lloyd moved his family to Wahpeton in 1975 and they remained there until 1991. During this time, the family also traveled in a ministry team, Son Beams, and managed a Christian bookstore by same name, as well as Country Lane, a western clothing/shoe store. Lloyd then began selling advertising for the Christian radio station, KCGN. He and Muriel relocated to Morris, Minn., living there for the next 17 years. While in Morris, Lloyd also worked for the Pomme de Terre Golf Course, Stevens Community Medical Center and Hentjes Oil Company.

At this time, Lloyd became very ill, so he and his wife, Muriel, moved back to Wahpeton to be closer to family.

Lloyd is survived by: his wife, Muriel of Wahpeton, N.D.; three sons, Mark (Marilyn) of Moorhead, Minn., Kevin (Leanne) of Courtenay, N.D., Scott (Pam) of Rochester, Minn.; one daughter, Rachelle (Mitch) Pratt of Wahpeton, N.D.; dear family friend, Judy (Todd) Bjerk of Mora, Minn.; two brothers, Jim of Scottsdale, Ariz., David (Noreen) of Coral Ridge, Iowa.; one sister, Sue (Brad) Meland of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Ray) Revier of Sioux Falls, S.D., Linda (Allen) Revier of Charlotte, N.C., Joan Christen (Arden) of Indianapolis, Ind.; 15 grandchildren, Kari, Jennifer, Jeremy, Mandy, Brandon, Danae, Nick, Cassie, Nate, Audra, Katherine, Troy, Seth, Cole, Danielle; 4 great-grandchildren, Criedence, Kaitlyn, Lucas, Faris; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were: his mother, Rita; his father, Lloyd E; his brother, Allen; his step-mother, LaVaughn; and his brother, Ray.

Arrangements are with the Vertin-Munson Funeral Home of Wahpeton, N.D.