Lloyd C. Keysor

EVART — Lloyd C. Keysor, 86, of Evart, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Heron Manor, in Grand Rapids.

Mr. Keysor was born on Nov. 23, 1926, in Hamilton Twp. in Clare County to Lloyd T. and Mabel (Brown) Keysor. He was a 1944 graduate of Harrison High School. He was married in Harrison on Sept. 27, 1947, to Carolyn J. Snivley, who preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 1994.

Lloyd was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served proudly in the Pacific Theatre. Among the various jobs he had throughout his career, his largest accomplishment was establishing Twin Creek Realty, where he worked with his sons and grandson.

He was a charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evart, founding member of the Evart Jaycees, life member of VFW Post No. 7979, in Evart, member of the Evart Moose Lodge No. 2452, Osceola County Commissioner in the 1970s and member of the Republican Party, where he and his wife, Carolyn, were given the Osceola County Republicans of the Year award.

What Lloyd loved most was working the auction ring for the 4-H kid’s livestock sale. He created the trophy for best homegrown steer. Mr. Keysor was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Lloyd is survived by his children, June Keysor, of Reed City, Chuck (Robin) Keysor, of Evart, Bill (Becky) Keysor, of Dorr, and Sheila (Sid) Haskill, of Dorr; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Shirley (Wyman) Ledlow, of Venice, Fla., and Vivian (Howard) Davis, of Bay City; and one brother, Jim Keysor, of Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn; infant brother, Frankie; sister, Alice Cudney; brother, Archie Keysor; and grandson, Adam Goehrig.

Funeral services for Lloyd C. Keysor were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evart, with Pastor Janice Kelly officiating. Visitation took place from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Corey Funeral Home in Evart. Internment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evart.