Lloyd H. Link, Buffalo


Lloyd H. Link, age 90, of Buffalo, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Lake Ridge Oasis Hospice in Buffalo.
 The memorial service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Buffalo United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
 Interment was at Pelican Lake Methodist Cemetery in Buffalo.
Lloyd was born April 16, 1924, to Harry and Lena (Weinand) Link in Buffalo. He graduated from BHS in 1942. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in June of 1942. He flew on 42 missions over the South Pacific flying Naval twin-engine bombers. He was discharged from active service in 1946. Lloyd stayed in the voluntary reserves until 1955.   
Lloyd married Nila Jane Varner on Sept. 30, 1947, and their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Myrna and Marsha.
Lloyd worked at International Harvester as a salesman/bookkeeper for 10 years. He then worked at the Buffalo Post Office for 10 years and the Rockford Post Office for 14 years. He was the postmaster for 12 of those years.  He volunteered as a civil defense director in Buffalo. He also headed up the Special Deputy Group with Wright County Sheriffs Wolff and Hozempa. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post No. 270 and the funeral honor guard. Lloyd was privileged to be chosen to travel to Washington, D.C., in April 2012, with the Veterans Honor Flight.
After retiring in 1984, Lloyd and Nila spent 22 years wintering in McAllen, Texas. He was an 80-year faithful member of Buffalo United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Nila; parents; infant sister; brothers, Herbert, Byron, Gerald and Harry Link; sister, Helen Schlagheck; brothers-in-law, George Varner and Howard Simpson; and son-in-law, Ken Jude.
Survived by daughters, Myrna Jude, of Annandale, and Marsha (Jim) Goesch, of Montrose, Colo.; grandchildren, David (Nicole) Jude, of Maple Lake; Dana (Mark) Dagen, of Maple Lake; and Gary Goesch, of Conifer, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Holly Jo, Vienna, Aidan, Garrett, Orry and Zane; sister, June Simpson, of Paynesville; sisters-in-law, Garel Link, of St. Paul and Mianna Varner of Buffalo; brother-in-law, Dale Schlagheck, of St. Cloud; and many nieces and nephews.
The family was served by Petersen Chapel in Buffalo, www.thepetersonchapel.com.