Lloyd was born north of Browerville on June 8, 1934, in Ward Township, Todd County, to Frank & Bertha (Mikel) Buhl. He spent most of his childhood in St. Paul and his strong Catholic faith started when he received his first holy communion and confirmation in St. Paul at the Cathedral. In his teenage years his parents purchased a dairy farm west of Browerville and that is when his true passion for farming started. He married Judith Czech on September 3, 1962 at Our Lady of Mt. Caramel in Opole, MN; he always called her the "love of his life" and made sure to tell her that until his dying days. They started their married life in St. Paul where he worked at Twin Cities Welding until 1966, then they purchased his parent’s farmstead to raise their growing family in the country and lived there for the next 35 years. During that time besides running a dairy farm; Lloyd worked at Land O Lakes for over 30 years and enjoyed driving his motorcycle to work. He was so proud that he was a butter maker for 8 of those years and received numerous awards for his work. Over the years they expanded their 80-acre farm to 240 acres; and he loved the fact that a road ran around the land with no shared property lines. Then in 2001 they built their dream home up in the woods about a mile from the original homesite. Lloyd loved to sit on the front deck and enjoy the beauty of nature and will always be remembered for his love of all animals. Then in 2018 for health reasons Lloyd moved into Valley View Assisted Living Facility.
He was a devout member of Christ the King the Catholic Church in Browerville most of his life and a member of the Knights of the Columbus for over 50 years. He was always proud to show everyone who came over his large collection of toy tractors. He was also a member of the local Farmers Union. Lloyd and Judy didn't let the farm hold them back they were world travelers as well, and their excursions included the Holy Land, Italy, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, East Coast and the West Coast many times. They also made it to Australia, and he was proud to have scuba dived in the great barrier reef.
Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his children and loved when the grandkids came to visit. He simply just enjoyed spending time with other people especially the local neighbors playing cards and having a nice cold beer or brandy. He had a love for bacon and told people I could eat this every day and peppermints weren't just for Christmas time he loved them year-round. Lloyd enjoyed dancing polkas and waltz and listening to old-time music, especially Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley and Glen Campbell. He had a wonderful smile and friendly demeanor that warmed the many hearts that meet him. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and every time you seen him he had another joke to tell you.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents; son Jonathon at 5 months old, siblings: Jeanette (Paul) Burks, Roy Buhl and Irene (Jerry) McTighe.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Judy; and their 9 children: Connie (Tim) Andersen of Princeton, Mark (Deborah) Buhl of Eagle Bend, Chris (John) Petron of Long Prairie, Cathy (Steve) Revering of Edgeley, N.D., Cindy Buhl of Browerville, Joe (Myra) Buhl of Browerville, Jamie Buhl of Long Prairie, Glen (Carrie) Buhl of Rice, Candy (Mitch) Bruder of Long Prairie, 24 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sister Lucille Feela of Maple Lake and sister-in-law Eva Buhl.
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