Lloyd A. Vehrenkamp, 92, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Lloyd died of complications from Parkinson's and Lewy body diseases. He participated in a long-term study with Mayo Clinic to help others with these afflictions.
Lloyd was born on Dec. 20, 1925, on the family farm in Chatfield. He served his country in the Korean War, where he received the Bronze Star. He met his wife of 60 years, Carol Peters, in Chatfield and they married on Nov. 27, 1957. They moved to Rochester, where Lloyd had a lengthy career with IBM and they raised their three children. He retired in 1987, to enjoy his family and hobbies full time.
Lloyd enjoyed the outdoors and was often found tending his garden, sitting by a fire in his backyard, hunting or fishing. He was a skilled woodworker and created many treasures for family and friends. Lloyd volunteered with Family Promise through his church. He enjoyed photography and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Lloyd is survived by his loving wife, Carol; daughter, Julie (Jim) Berryhill of Colorado; sons, Steve (Mary) of Rochester, and Gary (Linda); and two grandchildren, Carolyn and Jack of Colorado. He is also survived by his brother, Melvin (Darlene) of Rochester; his brother-in-law, Bob (Pam) Peters; and sister-in-law, Mary Keefe; as well as many nieces and nephews and his dear friend, Russ Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nora (Bicknese); and sisters, Serena, Arlene and Dorothy.
Lloyd's family would like to thank Seasons Hospice and Golden Living Center for the their kind care during Lloyd's final days.
A funeral service was Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Adam Koglin officiating.  Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rochester.
Memorials are preferred to either Redeemer Lutheran Church or Seasons Hospice.
Lloyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Macken Funeral Home handled the arrangements and online condolences are welcome atwww.mackenfuneralhome.com.