Lloyd Bottelson, 93, Albert Lea

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Funeral services for Lloyd A. Bottelson, 93, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors accorded by members of the American Legion and the VFW. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Lloyd died on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Lloyd Adrian Bottelson was born on Jan. 5, 1920, in Manchester, the son of Christ and Matilda (Hanson) Bottelson. He grew up in Manchester and attended school there. He later attended the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. Lloyd served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He served in the United States and also in India and Burma. During that time on June 21, 1943, he was united in marriage to Beth “Betty” Nelson in Hartland. Lloyd owned his own business, Lloyd Bottelson Masonry. He was a very talented bricklayer and mason. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and also belonged to the Kiwanis Golden K II, the Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW. Lloyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was even able to continue deer hunting up to the age of 90. He and Betty loved traveling and dancing together. Lloyd treasured the time spent with his family and friends.

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Survivors include his children, Jerry (Linda) Bottelson, Randy (Cindy) Bottelson and Steve (Sue) Bottelson; grandchildren, Tonya Bottelson, Amber (Ben) Honsey, Travis (Katelyn) Bottelson and Laura Bottelson; great-grandchildren, Landon and Makayla Honsey; and several nieces and nephews.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; brothers, James and Donald Bottelson; sister, June Myran; a sister in early childhood; and a stepbrother, Alvin Moen.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Lloyd’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Lamson and Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice.