Services Saturday for Lloyd Bagstad
Lloyd Bagstad, age 100, of McIntosh, MN, passed away on Saturday, July 18th, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in McIntosh with the Rev. Melody Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, rural Winger, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday, July 24th, and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday, all at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in McIntosh. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh, and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.
Lloyd Alfred Bagstad was born on September 3, 1914 in Winger, MN to parents Martin and Signe (Grundyson) Bagstad. He joined a family of one brother and three sisters. Three brothers would follow. The family moved to Epping, ND. At that time, Lloyd, at the age of four, went to live with his aunt, Gunda Grundyson and uncle Guttorm Grundyson. He went to school in the country and in Winger.
Lloyd worked on the farm that was homesteaded in 1883 by his maternal grandparents and cared for his aunt and uncle as they aged. As an adult he also worked at the job he loved; carpentry and construction. He worked with several carpenters, but spent several years with Bjella Construction; helping Kalmer build the “The Club”, the “Bjella Building” and many homes around the McIntosh area.
Lloyd enjoyed multiple fishing trips with friends, lutefisk on the 4th of July, and visiting with family and friends. He remained on the farm until its designation as a “Century Farm” at the Polk County Fair. He then moved into McIntosh where his home was always open to friends and family. He was a caring and thoughtful man, looking out for others.
When in his 70’s and 80’s he became the janitor for Our Savior’s Church (a position held by his father in the 1940’s). At age 90 he won the beard contest at the Winger Centennial, and at the age of 99 he was an honored participant on the parade in the McIntosh 125th Celebration. His family honored him with a wonderful birthday party when he became 100, and he lived in his home until failing health necessitated a move to McIntosh Senior Living. His journey on earth ended on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the age of 100 years, 10 months, and 15 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; all of his siblings, Orville (Leone), Geneva (Andy) Skalman, Alma (who died at the age of eight in 1920), Alpha (Art) Swanson, Ervin (Dorothy), Clarence, and Alvin known as “Tuby” (Rose); four nephews, LeRoy and Mark Swanson and Arlen and Glenn Skalman; all of his first cousins; and many friends.
He will be sorely missed by his much loved nieces and nephews, Mavonne “Vonny” (Bob) Lofstrand, Pat Heagerty, Sharon Swanson, David Swanson, Daniel (Patty) Swanson, Priscilla Gunderson, Avalene Swanson, Sherry Mischke (Dean), Wayne (JoAnn) Bagstad, Michael Bagstad, Twinkie Bagstad, Dana Moore, and Don (Clarice) Skalman; great nieces and great nephews; his cousins, who are the children of his first cousins; some very good friends and some new friends at McIntosh Senior Living.
The memory of his smile, the twinkle in his eye, his sense of humor, and his sitting on his deck waving his cane are a precious legacy to all who knew him.
Blessed be his memory