Graveside services will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Clinton Cemetery. Lloyd passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022, at his home.
Lloyd was born in the rural Baldwin area on May 7, 1927, to Jesse and Elsie Elizabeth (Peterson) Wingert. He was the fourth of nine children. He married Doris Cox on April 29, 1951, at the home of Doris’ parents.
Lloyd retired from FMC in 1992 after 28 years of service. Prior to that, he worked at the McConnell Machinery and Lawrence Asphalt. Throughout his life, Lloyd also farmed in rural Douglas County. After retirement, Lloyd worked summers for the Wakarusa Township Road Crew when needed.
He was happiest when helping others. Lloyd loved working in his shop and not only repaired tractors, lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc., but also built trailers, log splitters, box blades, etc. Welding was one of his talents that he spent many years doing. There were many times when pieces of machinery needed repair but were so old there would be no parts available. So, Lloyd made the part needed to fix the machinery. Neighbors knew Lloyd’s shop was usually open and he was available to fix what they needed, when they needed it!
Lloyd was very devoted to his family, and they brought him great joy. He never missed the chance to watch baseball, softball, and volleyball games whenever his kids or grandkids had games. He continued to enjoy watching his two great-grandsons when they started playing ball. He was not just interested in sports, but in anything they did!
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, his parents, and brothers: Leo, Merle, Gene, Clarence, Jimmy and Alfred and a son-in-law, Jeff Miller..
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Miller, a son Larry (Lynn) Wingert, four grandchildren, Kyle (Shelbie) Miller, Troy (Jennifer) Wingert, Emily (Josh) Pritchard, and Matthew Wingert and two great grandsons, Caden and Hudson Pritchard and his brother, Carroll (Donna) Wingert and a sister, Katherine (Wingert) Koehler.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
As Lloyd would say….”Thank you, thank you, thank you!”