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Lloyd W. Kinney

On May 10th, 2019, Lloyd W. Kinney received his crown of glory and now rests from his earthly labors in his heavenly home.  Lloyd was born December 12th, 1932 to Gerald and Orletta Kinney.  On September 2nd, 1956 he married the love of his life Marlene Doll and they spent 62 years together raising four children in the process.  He proudly served his country from June 1956 to August 1957 in the United States Army.  He was stationed at Fort Huachuca Army Base in Cochise, Arizona where he worked with the original drone development.  Lloyd returned to Michigan following military service and built a house and beauty shop for his wife and family.  Lloyd was very active in 4-H, working as a club leader and later as a member of the fair board in Gratiot County.  The work at the 4-H Fair lead to his volunteer work at the Ithaca Agricultural Fair where he again served on the board.  Lloyd and Marlene enjoyed many years of square dancing and were members of the Kountry Kousins.  He enjoyed camping and traveling. Lloyd spent many years working with a local Michigan State Police Operation Care organization providing coffee and treats for drivers on summer travel holidays.  Lloyd was also a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Lloyd was always known for his quick wit and kind heart.  He had an honest wisdom and strength of character rooted in his love for others and in his love for his Lord.  His humor was always on display and sprung from this wisdom.  When his daughter once asked why he locked his car doors at church, he answered, “well, there are still sinners, even at church.”

Lloyd’s life will be carried on by those that loved him including his wife Marlene, four children: Alan (Liz Jakubczak) Kinney, Valorie (Randy) Compton, Teresa (Rollie) Alfaro, and Christina (Chad) Roe. In addition, his influence spread to other generations including nine grandchildren: Patrick (Amanda) Gruesbeck, Amanda (Micah) Shaw, Hannah Compton, Catalina Alfaro, Adrian Alfaro, Alex Alfaro, Isabel Roe, Eliot Roe, and Ian Roe; also 6 great grandchildren.

While he will be missed on this earth, Lloyd’s struggle with dementia is finally ended and the family asks that you provide a memorial to the charity of your choosing that assists in caring and seeking a cure for those still battling this condition or to Hospice Care.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alma.  Interment will be in Fritz Cemetery in Ithaca.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca.  Condolences may be left for the family online at

Reader Comments (6)

Lloyd was a valued member of our Newark community during the years I was growing up. My sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Marlene and family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Lloyd was such a kind gentleman. A true family man. He will be missed by many. My thoughts & Prayers are with your family.
May 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie King
Good by, Cousin. We sure had a lot of good times square dancing, didn't we? Bless you, Marlene and family.
Jim, Florence Ann and Aunt Florence (Flossie)
Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear this news, but I am glad he is at peace. I will see you tomorrow! Love, Marilee
May 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMArilee Mouser
Uncle Lloyd you will be missed
Rest In Peace now. To Aunt Mickey And All my cousins our prayers are with you all during this hard times.
Tom and Lydia
May 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Doll
We were saddened to read about Lloyd’s passing. May the many fond memories of him sustain you during this most difficult time. And may you find comfort in our Creator’s promises to reunite us with our beloved ones again, in a world where the causes of pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past. How exciting it will be to see him again doing all things he loved. Forever find comfort reading Isaiah 25:8, which promises that our tears of mourning will end when death is done away with. Our sincerest condolences to the Family.
May 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterL. Sosa

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