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Lloyd Strawmatt, 88, Owatonna

Lloyd Strawmatt, 88, Owatonna, obituary

Lloyd Franklin Strawmatt, age 88, of Owatonna, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Benedictine Living Community.

Friends may greet the family from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at the Brick Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna.

Lloyd was born Aug. 20, 1934, to Theodore and Florence (Gilbertson) Strawmatt in Lake City. He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1952. He went on to attend Deforest Training in Chicago for T.V. repair. He worked in Chicago in metal work and then learned the trade of tool and die.

Lloyd married Audrey Spinler in 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church. They built and made their home in Steele Center.

Lloyd took a job at Owatonna Tool Company. He worked in the tool room in research and development for 38 years. Lloyd was a member of the Izaak Walton League and a church usher for over 60 years. His hobbies and interests included woodworking, fishing, hunting, gardening, and feeding the birds. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Lloyd is survived by children, Kendall (Laura) Strawmatt, Owatonna, Lorel (Mark) Gardner, Owatonna; grandchildren, Kelli, Connie (Jessi), Cade, Carter, Kylie; one sister-in-law, Joan Strawmatt, Cottage Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey in November 2014; parents; brother Gerald; and sister Carol Hrdlichka.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Sharpen family for their care and compassion for Lloyd and his siblings in their younger years. And, as Lloyd would say, “Well, we got that over with.”

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