Lloyd Edward Boppre, 83, Minot, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, in a Minot nursing home.
Lloyd was born Dec. 22, 1930, in Picton Township, Towner County, near Hansboro, to Clarence and Mary Louise (Bercier) Boppre. He was reared on the family farm and attended a country school in that area. As a young adult he was employed by area farmers. Lloyd enlisted in the Army on Oct. 10, 1951, and served until his honorable discharge on Sept. 3, 1953. He returned to North Dakota where he was employed by the Great Northern Railway in the Williston area for a short time prior to beginning his career as a sheet metal worker in Williston and Montana.
Lloyd married Sharon Rice on Oct. 7, 1957 in Havre, Mont. They made their home in Minot where he was employed as a sheet metal worker by Harvey Enterprises, Western Sheet Metal and Mowbray Plumbing and Heating until he established Lloyd’s Sheet Metal, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1988. Following his retirement he continued to make his home in Minot, most recently at Trinity Homes.
Lloyd was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Moose Lodge all in Minot. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking, but most of all he enjoyed summer weekends with his family at Lake Sakakawea and playing cards with family and friends.
Lloyd’s loving family includes his wife of 56 years, Sharon; children: Greg (Jeanne) Boppre, of East Grand Forks, Minn., Audrey (David) Knutson, of Circle Pines, Minn., Darryl Boppre, of Fridley, Minn., Brian (Deb) Boppre, and Shelly (Ron) DeMers, all of Minot; grandchildren: Jason, Patrick and Janelle Boppre, Nichole and Stefan (Jodi) Knutson, Chris Boppre and Jordan (Sean) Poppen, Phil and Mandy (Justin) Burgess, Zac and Luke DeMers; great-grandchildren: Kaia Boppre, Leni and Graham Knutson, Jersy, Madux and Jaxyn Burgess; siblings: Gladys (John) Schultz, of Dickinson, Helen Guderjohn, of Malta, Mont., Bernice Boppre, of Bottineau, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Doreen, brothers Eugene and Raymond, and an infant grandson, Kevin Boppre.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Monday, May 26, 2014, at 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home – Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Monday, from 3 to 6 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to Relay-For-Life Cancer Foundation.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).