Lloyd B. Zander


            Lloyd Bruce Zander, son of Arnold and Mary Ellen Hicks Zander, was born September 11, 1954, at Waverly, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church-Crane Creek of rural Tripoli. He received his education in the Tripoli Schools, graduating from Tripoli High school in 1972. He then attended the University of Iowa for one year.

            On December 13, 1980, he was united in marriage with Julianne Buhr at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek. Lloyd farmed the family farm in the Crane Creek area near Tripoli and also worked for several area farmers and Logan Harms.

            A resident of Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein, Lloyd’s death occurred there on Saturday, December 24, 2011. He was fifty-seven years old and a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek. He enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, fishing and playing cards.

            In addition to his wife, Julianne of Fairbank, he is survived by three sons, Nicholas Zander of Grafenwohr, Germany, Johann (Jennifer) Zander of Woodward, Iowa, and Anthony Herrmann of New Hampton; one daughter, Amber Wilkens and her special friend, Jeremy Richards of Grand Junction, Iowa; six grandchildren; four brothers, Robert (Linda) Zander of Alta Loma, California, Garold (Margaret) Zander, formerly of Denver, Iowa and currently of Budda, Texas, Paul (Carol) Zander of Mt. Auburn, Iowa, and Carl (Carol) Zander of Waverly; and three sisters, Karla Patterson of Blue Grass, Iowa, Susanne (Richard) Kretzschmar-Cowell of Oxford, Iowa, and Patricia (Mark) Zander-Hubing of Iowa City.

            Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Mary Ellen Zander; and his grandparents, Ellen and Lucian Hicks, and Caroline and Henry Zander.

            Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek with Rev. Sandra Burroughs officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday.


Dan Haskenhoff on February 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM said:

I was lucky to know Lloyd from fishing stories our boys and our lives it seemed we could talk about anything the times we did get together. He will greatly missed by me you have my condolences...May God Bless you all !!
Marlene Sowers on January 1, 2012 at 7:30 AM said:

Julianne and family, You have my deepest sympathy for your loss of Lloyd. Remembering you in thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength in the coming days.
Mike & Linda Mc Daniel on December 31, 2011 at 10:20 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There's nothing we can say that will ease your pain but we just wanted you to know we am thinking of you. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Kim and Mark McLeish on December 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM said:

May you and your family find the strength
to pass through these first days finding peace in each other.
brenda gibson on December 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM said:

we were fortunate to transport your precious husband for you and enjoyed his presence. He is a man that will be remembered well. We pray, this new year will bring joy, peace and happiness to you and your family. The LORD will shine upon you and keep you. You are loved, this I know.
Larry Kuecker on December 29, 2011 at 11:43 AM said:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My Deepest Sympathy
Sandy & Gary Wilkens on December 28, 2011 at 6:21 PM said:

Gary and me are very sorry for your loss. We want to extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family at this difficult time. And Julie, you and your family are in our prayers. Psalm 46:1.
Ron & Ann Meyerhoff on December 28, 2011 at 2:18 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear this had to be like this. Lloyd is able to be free of this that has held him back but he will be so very sorely missed by all. You, his family, will miss him most, naturally but we will keep you in our prayers.
Jen Weepie on December 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM said:

Nick and Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking and praying for you and your family in this hard time.
Donna Ellison on December 28, 2011 at 6:42 AM said:

Lloyd was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by everbody that knew him. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
Victor & Becky Herrmann& Family on December 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our Deepest Sympathy.
Pam Walters on December 27, 2011 at 8:40 AM said:

I will miss Lloyd but I know that he is in a better place. I feel fortunate to have been able to assist him and your family at the care center. I have great respect for him. He talked highly of his family and he loved Rascal.
Mark and Elaine Slade on December 27, 2011 at 8:05 AM said:

Julie and family - so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a tough year. We have you in our prayers.
Logan Buenger on December 27, 2011 at 7:53 AM said:

I am sorry for your loss.
Julie Holub on December 27, 2011 at 7:51 AM said:

Julianne & family ~ Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you. May you all find peace & comfort in the wonderful memories that you have shared with such a great man. Thoughts, prayers & blessings to all of you.
Julie & Lee Holub
Sandy and Mike Tagtow on December 27, 2011 at 7:11 AM said:

Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer~
Ronny and Wanda Heidemann on December 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Find your strength in God knowing that He has another angel with Him.
Theresa & Mick Urness on December 26, 2011 at 7:16 PM said:

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
Theresa & Mick
Stacy and Lynne Wilkens on December 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM said:

May you find peace in this difficult time. We are thinking of you guys. Lloyd was a great guy.
Steve & Janet Bergan on December 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM said:

You are in our hearts and prayers.
Denise Poole on December 26, 2011 at 4:27 PM said:

doris macke on December 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM said:

thoughts and prayers are with your family
Mary Heinemann on December 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jenny Herrmann-Bock on December 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers for the whole family!!!

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