Lloyd Louis Bergfeld, 93, of Lamont, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Buchanan County Health Center. He was
born on November 25, 1928, in Petersburg, the son of Andrew and Mary Stacia (Fangman) Bergfeld, the third oldest of 11 children.
He graduated from Lamont High School in 1946.
Lloyd worked for Frank Machacek in the John Deere Implement business from 1949-1951 and 1952-1959, when the business closed.
He served in the Army from 1951-1952, in Korea and was on the front lines. Lloyd was wounded twice and has two Purple Hearts. He
was proud to have served his country. He and Ellen fully enjoyed many reunions in various states after his retirement. They were
happy to be on the Honor Flight in 2020.
Lloyd was a blade operator for Lowe and Eschman from 1959-1965, R. B. Burch from 1965-1974 working mostly in Burlington, and
E. M. Duesenberg (when he bought out Burch) from 1974 until 1978. In 1978 he worked for Pauley, resurfacing the new four-lane
Highway 20 from 187 to Independence and enjoyed being closer to Lamont. In 1978 he went back to work for Duesenberg at Mt. Joy.
In 1985 Lloyd worked for Max Rickey and Brother in Kansas City. From 1985 to 1993 he worked for Foley Construction, retiring in
December of 1993.
His legacy remains, “being one of the best ‘blade-men around.’” He could set grade without using many of the tools provided today.
Lloyd took great pride in his work.
Lloyd was a man of few words, but people listened. He was very knowledgeable about world news, politics and everyday happenings.
Lloyd was an inspiration to many and an avid Democrat. His famous saying was “I never had enough money to be a Republican.”
He was a proud member of the Loren Foster American Legion Post 346 of Lamont and St. Mary Catholic Church of Lamont and
Lloyd loved playing pool and was quite “the shooter”; always willing to give opponents “tips” on how to improve their shots. He
bowled on a league in Strawberry Point in his younger years. Lloyd really loved a good 500 or euchre game with friends, Margaret
Damge, Don and Kathy Thiry and he and Ellen played MANY a game of cribbage, very competitively. Rum and coke was his Sunday
drink of choice, otherwise, gin and squirt!
Survivors include his long-time and best friend, Ellen Gaffney of Hazleton; a sister Linda Sullivan of Lamont; sisters-in-law JoAnne
Lehmann of Dubuque, Jean Bergfeld of Aurora and Carolyn Bergfeld of Lamont and a host of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Anita (Cy) Daugherty, Charles Bergfeld, Kathryn (Bud) Friedman, Betty
(Roland Thill) and (Leonard) Dannen, Donna (Harold) Rule, Marguerite (Bob) Kraft, Janice Bergfeld, Edward Bergfeld and James
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., on Friday, October 21, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, with Reverend John
Visitation: 9:00 to 10:15 a.m., on Friday, October 21, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa.
Interment with Military Rites: 1:15 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2022, St. Albert Catholic Cemetery – Lamont, Iowa
Casket Bearers: Judd Bergfeld, David Bergfeld, Gary Sullivan, Cyril Thill, Ronnie Rule, Marie Blaser