Loyd A. Leichtman, age 72, of McHenry, ND, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND, following a long fought battle with cancer.
Loyd Arlan Leichtman was born on November 12, 1939, in New Rockford, ND, the son of Ralph and Esther (Merrick) Leichtman. He attended country school in Cherry Lake Township thru the 8th grade. High School was spent in Grace City, and Loyd graduated in 1958. He was in 4-H for eleven years. Loyd has lived on the same farm all his life, working hard. Farming was his whole life. He did enjoy hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and square dancing (for many years). He spent lots of time teaching his little “boys” how to fix things in the shop.
Loyd was united in marriage to Joann Gauderman on June 9, 1962 in Grace City, ND.
He is survived by his wife, Joann; two daughters, Jerilyn Rethemeier, Grand Forks, ND and Angela (Steve) Williams, Wahpeton, ND; one son, Michael (Paula) Leichtman, McHenry, ND; eight grandchildren, Amanda & Christopher Rethemeier, Paige & Lindsay Williams, Ethan, Tyler, Levi and Grace Leichtman; and a sister, Joan (Dewey) Heckaman, New Rockford.
Loyd was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy, and his parents.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, ND
DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM
INTERMENT: Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, ND