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Published March 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Lloyd Staska

Lloyd Staska, 79, longtime resident of West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Lloyd was born November 25, 1933 at Hillsboro, ND, son of Max and Ann (Lemm) Staska. He grew up on a farm, attended rural schools and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1951. He was united in marriage to Elaine Sauvageau October 16, 1956 in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND. He attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND and Interstate Business College in Fargo, graduating with a degree in accounting. He worked for Newday Seeds and Sexauer Co. in West Fargo, also NDSU in sugar beet research and extension work, finishing his career in 1996, after 23 years as an agriculturist with American Crystal Sugar Co. For the past ten years, Lloyd offered part time assistance to the staff at West Funeral Homes in West Fargo and Casselton.

Lloyd Staska

Lloyd Staska, 79, longtime resident of West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Lloyd was born November 25, 1933 at Hillsboro, ND, son of Max and Ann (Lemm) Staska. He grew up on a farm, attended rural schools and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1951. He was united in marriage to Elaine Sauvageau October 16, 1956 in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND. He attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND and Interstate Business College in Fargo, graduating with a degree in accounting. He worked for Newday Seeds and Sexauer Co. in West Fargo, also NDSU in sugar beet research and extension work, finishing his career in 1996, after 23 years as an agriculturist with American Crystal Sugar Co. For the past ten years, Lloyd offered part time assistance to the staff at West Funeral Homes in West Fargo and Casselton.

Lloyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and most all outdoor activities along with following NDSU and Minnesota Vikings football. He was very supportive of his children and grandchildren in their many activities and family was very important to him. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. Lloyd served six years on the West Fargo School Board and was active for several years in the Eagles and Moose lodges and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed singing in high school, both in the men’s and mixed chorus, the FM Men’s Chorus, in his church choir along with other church activities.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three sons, Kevin (Debbie), Minneapolis, MN, Dean (Julie) and Dave (Lisa), both West Fargo; daughter, DeAnna (Bobby) Walton, Boise, ID; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Maxine McCormick.

Visitation: Thursday, March 21, from 5 to 7 in Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, ND, with a prayer service at 7.

Funeral Mass: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10 in Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Burial: St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Hillsboro, ND.

Online condolences: westfuneralhome.com

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