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Loyd A. Leichtman

Loyd A. Leichtman, age 72, of McHenry, ND, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND, following a long fought battle with cancer.

Loyd Arlan Leichtman was born on November 12, 1939, in New Rockford, ND, the son of Ralph and Esther (Merrick) Leichtman. He attended country school in Cherry Lake Township thru the 8th grade. High School was spent in Grace City, and Loyd graduated in 1958. He was in 4-H for eleven years. Loyd has lived on the same farm all his life, working hard. Farming was his whole life. He did enjoy hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and square dancing (for many years). He spent lots of time teaching his little “boys” how to fix things in the shop.

Loyd was united in marriage to Joann Gauderman on June 9, 1962 in Grace City, ND.

He is survived by his wife, Joann; two daughters, Jerilyn Rethemeier, Grand Forks, ND and Angela (Steve) Williams, Wahpeton, ND; one son, Michael (Paula) Leichtman, McHenry, ND; eight grandchildren, Amanda & Christopher Rethemeier, Paige & Lindsay Williams, Ethan, Tyler, Levi and Grace Leichtman; and a sister, Joan (Dewey) Heckaman, New Rockford.

Loyd was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy, and his parents.


FUNERAL SERVICE: Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

INTERMENT: Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, ND

Posted Condolences:



Name: Sharon (Anderson) Streyle

Date: May 26/2012

Message: Joann, So sorry to hear of your loss. I just heard by way of Gary and Dori Topp, who I keep in touch with. They live in Everett, WA. and I live south about 40 miles in Kent, WA. I am praying for you and know how you must feel. I lost my husband 16 years ago. He was much too young. I will keep you in my prayers and pray God will provide you with strength and comfort in the coming days, weeks, and months.

I hope you will receive this email.

God Bless You and your family.

Sharon (Anderson) Streyle


Name: Jim and Sharon Ludwig

Date: 5/21/2012

Message: Joann, Mike & Paula and family, Steve and Angela Our sincere condolences to each of you on the loss of your loved one.
May your family, friends and treasured memories ease your heavy hearts today and in the days ahead. Please know that we will miss a "good" neighbor. May God give Loyd eternal rest.


Name: Conni Jo Dungan

Date: 5-21-12

Message: To the entire family! I am so sorry for your loss.
I'm sorry that I won't be there for you today.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Name: Elaine (Sue) Shong

Date: May 21, 2012

Message: Dear Joann and family: So sorry to learn of Loyd's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all these days.


Name: Anna Beauclair

Date: May 20th, 2012

Message: Dear Joann and Family, So sorry to hear of you loss of Loyd. Sending prayers, love and hugs. May you find comfort in your faith and all your good memories.

Anna Beauclair


Name: Ruth Short Zidon

Date: May 20, 29012

Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, Joann and family.  Take solace in that God will be with you all and now is caring for Loyd. 

Ruth Short Zidon


Name: Gordon Bakan

Date: May 17, 2012

Message: Joann, Mike, Paula, and family, we are sorry for your loss and are praying for all of you during this time.  May God's comfort and strength be with you during this time. 

Pastor Gordon and Janis Bakan

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