Lloyd G. Deffenbaugh

Lloyd G. Deffenbaugh of West Bend passed way at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family on Feb. 13, 2009, at the age of 81.

Lloyd was born in Belleville, Ill. to George and Irma Deffenbaugh on June 8, 1927. He married Mary Jane (Zimmerman) on June 10, 1950, in Slinger. They had five children. Lloyd was employed by the Gehl Company for 29 years and was a member of the Hexelbank club. Lloyd was a proud winner of the Germanfest Sheepshead Tournament. He also enjoyed dancing, traveling, photography and gardening.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Mary Jane and their children Bonnie (Terry) Mowery, Neal (special friend Nancy Paine) of West Bend, Judy (Bill) O’Neal of South Carolina, Kevin and Michele (special friend Jim Heltmach) of West Bend; grandchildren, Sandi Peterson (Brad) and Corey O’Neal; great granddaughter Samantha Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Fern Schroer and brother in-law the Rev. Melvin Schroer.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 462 Meadowbrook Dr., West Bend, with a service to follow with the Rev. Joseph Fisher officiating.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 338-2050.