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IN MEMORY OF Lloyd William Stevens

March 20, 2013

Lloyd William Stevens  
Lloyd William Stevens
During the last year and a half, Lloyd lived at Fairway Pines Assisted Living & Memory Care in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
1924 - Lloyd William Stevens - 2013

Lloyd Stevens was born on September 18, 1924 in Slayton, Minnesota, the son of Arthur and Tillie Stevens. In 1939, while still in high school, he was asked to work at the local newspaper, the Murray County Herald. He spent most of his after-school-time at the paper and had a desire to gain more knowledge of printing. After graduation from Slayton High School in 1943, Lloyd worked for the Herald full time until 1945 when he attended Dunwoody Institute. In 1947, he was asked to be an instructor of presswork. He accepted the position. On July 12, 1952, Lloyd married Helen Jaroscak. After apartment living and then moving into their new house, Lloyd and Helen became parents of a daughter, Janet, on July 14, 1955. In 1960, Lloyd attended school at Pressman’s Home in Tennessee after which he was the pressroom at Dunwoody using the offset process. Lloyd became the head of the printing department in 1968. He retired on October 18,1988 having worked at Dunwoody for 41 years. Lloyd earned many university credits, was presented the “Presidents’ Citation Award” by the International Printing Craftsmen in 1978. He was named “Printing Teacher of the Year” in 1979 and was active in many trade and educational organizations such as: The Printing Craftsmen’s Club; The Printing Management Association; The International Graphic Arts Education Association; The Printing Industry of Minnesota; The Minnesota Newspaper Foundation; and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

During retirement, Lloyd and Helen enjoyed traveling and being with family and friends. Lloyd volunteered at the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation’s Museum at the Minnesota State Fair each year. He became a charter member of The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp #56, of Minnesota. He also completed the family history research which he’d started back in 1939. He put together a detailed record that covers 11 generations starting in 1639 and ending in 2005. During the last year and a half, Lloyd lived at Fairway Pines Assisted Living & Memory Care in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He lived close to Janet and Paul and was able to see Janet nearly every day. He was blessed to be cared for by a staff that treated him with the tenderness they would use with their own loved ones. He transferred his church membership to First Presbyterian Church of Osakis where he made many new friends.

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