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Lloyd George Reishus

Male 1930 - 2001  (70 years)


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  • Name Lloyd George Reishus  [1
    Born 18 Dec 1930  Marshall, Lyon, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 2001  Cody, Park, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Twin to Floyd Bernard
      Lloyd George Reishus, 70, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at the West Park Long Term Care Center.
      He was born Dec. 18, 1930, to Sondre and Inez Reishus in Marshall, Minn. He attended high school in Fergus Falls, Minn., and in Seattle, Wash., where he graduated and played semi-pro basketball in a men's league.
      A veteran of the Air Force, Lloyd served during the Korean War. He was a gunner and later a boom operator for one of the first tanker divisions. Eventually, he traveled with a tanker crew that taught mid-air refueling procedures.
      On leaving the Air Force, Lloyd moved to Montana where he worked as a cowboy for his brothers, the Tom Howes and the Padlock Ranch Co.
      In the early 1960s he began working for the Yellowstone Park Co. as a dude wrangler and was a part-time bartender in the Old Faithful area.
      At this time he met his future bride, Anna Warren. They married Sept. 26, 1964, in Keene, N.H. They returned to the West and for the first year of their marriage and worked on the McCracken Ranch outside Dupuyer, Mont.
      When Yellowstone Park Co. offered Lloyd a position as manager of their dude rides throughout the park, he returned with his wife and first daughter, Kate. Soon he was promoted to head of transportation for the company and moved to Gardiner where he and his wife had a second daughter, Jennifer.
      In the late 1960s the family moved to Whitefish, Mont., where Lloyd bought and ran a Gambles hardware store. He sold the store in the 1970s and began working in the cigarette and candy vending business. In 1976 Lloyd and his family moved to Shelby, Mont., where he owned and operated another vending business.
      During retirement Lloyd and Ann traveled as snowbirds throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They soon made Arizona their permanent residence. But summers being what they are south of Tucson, they found a small house in Wyoming to live in during the summer.
      At this time, Lloyd made many new friends in Arizona and Wyoming, enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends in Montana and Minnesota, and worked-out daily at a health club.
      In celebration of his 70th birthday in December 2000, Lloyd and Ann spent a few days in Las Vegas with their eldest daughter and her husband, followed by Christmas in Wyoming with their youngest daughter and her husband and grandson Mick.
      The week before he died Lloyd met his 3-day old granddaughter, Sundre.
      He is survived by his wife Ann, daughters Katharyn (Abdessadek) Bouhou and Jennifer (Matthew) Winslow, grandson Michael Winslow, granddaughter Sundre Winslow, sister Dorothy Bjornebo, sister Bette Collins, brother Don Reishus, twin brother Floyd Reishus, sister Patricia Russo and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceeded in death by his parents, brothers Edwin, Richard, Theron and Randall, sister Deanna Bator, brother-in-law Edwin Bjornebo and nephew Karl.
      A memorial service will be held at Christ Church (the Little Church) in Cody at 10 a.m. July 28.
      In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Yellowstone Park Foundation, 37 E. Main St., Suite 4, Bozeman, 59715. [2]
    Person ID I13306  Mindrum
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2010 

    Father Sondre William Reishus,   b. 27 Nov 1883,   d. 21 Jan 1936, Lyon Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Inez Mary Underhill,   b. 16 Sep 1900,   d. 28 May 1993, Battle Lake, Otter Tail, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Abt 1922  [3
    Family ID F9228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 19 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F9253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1157] Kate Bouhou, 1024 Akin Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80521.

    2. [S4942] Lloyd George Reishus obituary, The Cody Enterprise, undated, www.ancestry.com.

    3. [S4943] 1930 US Census, Minnesota, Lyon, Clifton, Enum. Dist. 42-3, sheet 3B.