Eric Francis Lloyd, age 76, of Rockford, MN, formerly of Staples/St. Paul, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 7, 2021.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place Friday, March 12 at 1 p.m. at The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Peter’s Campus in Delano. Visitation will be Thursday, March 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. A Rosary service will be Friday, March 12 at 12:10 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home. Interment will be Friday, March 12, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul. (No procession.)
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, MN.
Eric was born Oct. 17, 1944, to Eric and Mary (Grace) Lloyd in Denver, CO. He graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy, and then from the University of Minnesota, with a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation.
His career included working for the city and school in Staples as park and recreation director/community education director, and then working for Rockford Schools as community education director. He retired from Rockford High School in 2000.
Eric was previously a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, MN, and most recently a member of The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Delano, MN. He was actively involved in his communities and his parishes.
He attained the Fourth Degree as a member of the Loretto Knights of Columbus, where he served as financial secretary, grand knight, and several other positions, including the appointment of district deputy. He was also a member of the Rockford Lions and a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Honor.
Eric is survived by his wife of 51 years, Stephanie “Stevie” (Kerwin) of Rockford; children, Sarah (Dave) Byasee, Jennifer Lloyd, Matthew (Kelly) Lloyd, Peter (Sarah) Lloyd; grandchildren, Ashley Maue, Derek (Valerie) Byasee (parents of great-grandchildren, Lucianne, Madelyn, Lilah, Delaney, and Grayson), Morgan (Nathan) Swoverland (parents of great-granddaughter, Ellie), Madison Lloyd, Evelyn Lloyd, Olivia Lloyd, Isabelle Lloyd, Autumn Lloyd; siblings, Tom (Mary Kay) Lloyd, Rita Lloyd, and Mary Louise “Wezi” Grecco.
Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Eric and Mary Lloyd; sister, Patricia Houser, brother-in-law Michael Houser; and parents-in-law, Paul and Elizabeth Kerwin.