Rella Loyd, 1955-2016

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Funeral services for Rella A. Loyd, 61, of Walters will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Mansfield Lutheran Church. The Rev. Don Rose will officiate. Burial will be at Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Rella Loyd

Rella Loyd

Rella passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, surrounded by her family at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Rella A Loyd was born Sept. 2, 1955, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Edwin and Muriel (Haugen) Berry. She attended and graduated from Emmons High School and continued her education at Riverland Community College, receiving an Associate of Arts degree.

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On Aug. 30, 1980, Rella was united in marriage to James (Doug) Loyd. Rella worked as a travel agent in Kansas City, which allowed her and Doug to take many different trips together. The family then moved to California for a short time while Doug was in the service. The family then moved to Germany, where Doug was stationed. In 1987 they returned to Emmons. Rella worked for Fleetguard for 13 years and then several other businesses before becoming the branch manager at American Bank in Alden. She enjoyed reading, being a 4-H leader, serving her church in any way, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a true Vikings fan and enjoyed spending time outdoors sitting on her deck.

She is survived by her husband, Doug Loyd; children Jeremy (Nicole) Loyd, Brandon Loyd and Nicole (Justin) Hansen; grandchildren Malachi, Lydia, Harrison, Haley and Jordan; her mother, Muriel Berry; siblings Carole (Gary) Edwin, Patricia Thompson and Dennis (Beth) Berry; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rella was preceded in death by her father and great-niece, Ashley Krell.