James Ora Lloyd

Lloyd, James Ora age 76 of Prior Lake, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018 at Fairview Ridges Hospital. After a long battle with cancer, he is free of pain. He spent his last days surrounded by loved ones sharing memories. James was born in Carrington, ND on December 27, 1941. The youngest of three, he grew up on the family homestead in South Cottonwood Township. On September 10, 1960 he married Merry (Aakre) Lloyd in Northwood, IA. James and his bride returned to North Dakota, where they started their family and farmed. In 1972, the couple and their three children moved to Minnesota. James was an exceptionally hard worker and a serial entrepreneur; always working on his business plans. In 1983 James started Lloyd's Construction Services with his son John, retiring in 2002. Retirement didn't keep him busy enough, so he started Dispatch Trucking in 2003, building on his lifelong passion for trucks. James, a long time Freemason, loved animals; from his dog Lillie to his goats, chickens and farm cats. He had the largest garden in town and loved feeding as many people as he could. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen (Clark) Lloyd, and his brother Clark Lloyd (Sharon). Survived by wife of 57 years, Merry (Aakre) Lloyd; daughter, Kyle Lloyd; sons James (Julie) Lloyd and John (Stephanie) Lloyd; grandchildren, Jennifer Sahler (Jeff Penrose), Peter Sahler, Amanda (Josh) Barke, Allie (Tony) Trulen, Elizabeth Lloyd, Katie Lloyd, Erica (Javilyn) Jodsaas and Alecia Bohnsack; great grandchildren, Henry Barke, Vera Barke and Josie Barke; sister Beverly (Bucky) Haas. Visitation 4-7pm Sunday, June 17th at White Family Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN. Private burial will be held Monday, June 18th, followed by a Celebration of Life from 5-8 pm at the home of James and Merry Lloyd, 21015 Vernon Ave. Prior Lake, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family asks a donation to be made in James' name to the University of Minne-sota Masonic Cancer Center cancer.umn.edu White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 whitefuneralhomes.com