Lloyd F. Brechtel, 87

Published 7:01 am Sunday, September 20, 2015



Lloyd F. Brechtel, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

Lloyd Francis Brechtel was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Austin, Minnesota, the oldest child of Harold and Anna Louise (Robertson) Brechtel. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He graduated from Austin High School in 1946 and worked part time at Geo. A. Hormel. Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force from September of 1946 until 1949, spending most of his time in Alaska. He returned to the Austin area where he worked for Austin Memorials, Western Electric and Marigold Dairy before joining his father in partnership in mink ranching, where he worked until the time of his retirement.

Lloyd was a member of Austin Post No. 91 American Legion and the Austin Camera Club where he met Lois Voss. They were married on July 26, 1965, and enjoyed 41 years of marriage.

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The Brechtels loved to travel on many trips here and abroad. They loved to entertain in their home. They enjoyed collecting prints, dancing and attending theater. Lloyd also loved hunting and fishing with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; his parents; and a brother, Howard.

Lloyd is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Marlys and Ted Gustafson, Ridge Manor, Florida; sister-in-law, Harriet Brechtel, Ossian, Iowa; 10 nephews and nieces and their families.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.