Gerald Leon Loyd, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages. He was born May 30, 1928 in Portland, IN to the late Bert and Wilma (Bechdolt) Loyd. He served as a U. S. Marine during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion #241, Marine Corp. League, VFW, DAV, and the Chosen Frozen – Few. He retired in 1986 from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier after 33 years. He had also worked for Trainers Service Station for 20 years and Sherry Lab for 5 years. Gerald was a very active member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where he served in many capacities, was a member of NALC #116, NARF, and was a Boy Scout Leader for many years. Surviving are his sons, William H. (Yuko) Loyd of Cibolo, TX, Brian T. Loyd of Fort Wayne, Donald S. (Bruce Jones – Deceased) Loyd of Fort Wayne, and David P. (Jennifer) Loyd of Broomfield, CO; daughters, Nancy M. Loyd of Cleveland, OH, Louise A. (Ron – Deceased) Kline of Fort Wayne, and Barbara J. (Rick Wagner – Fiancé) Clemens of Lyndhurst, OH; grandchildren, Carlton Clemens, Julie Loyd, Nick Clemens, and Lucy Loyd; and great grandchild, Landen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Loyd; son, Robert L. Loyd; brother, George Loyd; and sisters, Virginia Zimmerman and Mary Ann Stoltz. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation was also held Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809. Burial was at Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials in Gerald’s memory may be made to Honor Flight. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for the Loyd family.
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