Lloyd Rahn, 77

Lloyd Charles Rahn, a resident of Swanville, died Aug. 26, 2005, at his home in Swanville, surrounded by family.

Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville with Rev. John Grein officiating. Burial was at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Swanville. Military rites were conducted by the Swanville American Legion Post #313.

Lloyd Charles Rahn was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Swanville, to the late Carl and Theska (Mueller) Rahn. He was baptized on Feb. 12, 1928, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church by Rev. Paul Walther. Lloyd was confirmed on March 7, 1943, at St. Peter’s by Rev. E.H. Eifert. He attended schools in the Swanville area. Lloyd drove a milk truck for August Rahn until going into the U.S. Army in February, 1951. He served two years of which six months was at the Atomic Bomb testing site at Camp Desert Rock in Nevada. Lloyd was united in marriage to Ruth Neumann on Nov. 4, 1953, at Immanual Lutheran Church in Long Prairie Township. He worked at the municipal bar in Grey Eagle, attended electronic school and worked for Beery Electric in Long Prairie. In 1959, the couple moved to Swanville where Lloyd opened Lloyd’s Radio & TV. In 1971 he opened Rahn’s Hardware Store. From 1973 to 1990 he drove the school bus for the Swanville school. In 1974 Lloyd sold the TV shop. He retired in 1991. Lloyd was on the volunteer fire department and was a 48 year member of the Swanville American Legion. He taught snowmobile classes in the early 70s. Lloyd enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Ruth Rahn of Swanville; daughters, Marion Brady and husband Steve of Circle Pines, and Julee Olson and husband Pete of Mounds View; a son Brian Rahn and wife Beth of Bloomington; brothers, Lawrence Rahn and wife June of Burtrum, Melvin Rahn and wife Bear of Bloomington; brothers, Lawrence Rahn and wife June of Burtrum, Melvin Rahn and wife Bear and Rueben Rahn and wife Lonnie both of Long Prairie; four grandchildren, Jake Brady, Austin Rahn, Abby Rahn and George Olson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Cora Olson.

Pallbearers were Clayton Rosty, Royal Loven, Tom Kuehne, Elmer Mueller, Dale Rahn and Wayne Rahn.

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