Lloyd E. Rager, 95, of Van Wert, went to his heavenly home Monday evening at Hearth & Home of Van Wert.
He was born on January 28, 1925, in Convoy, the son of the late Elmer R. and Lula (Lare) Rager. On April 25, 1948, he married the former Helen Irene Bell who died on February 20, 2013. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois I. Gardner Zeisloft.
Family survivors include his son, Gary D. (Debra) Rager of Van Wert; his daughter, Pamela J. Rager of Van Wert; seven grandchildren Justin Rager, Colby Rager, Ashley (Jami) Saam, Zac Bricker, Jason (Jennifer) McGarvey, Julie (Lyn) Stewart, and Melissa (Chad) Wallace; ten great grandchildren, Lindy (J.J.), Tyler (Alexis), Kacey, Dylan, Kiara, Brianna, Allison, JJ, Drew and Grace; a great great grandson, Keeton; and two sisters, Betty Springer of Van Wert and Sue G. (Alan) Gratz of Pandora, Ohio.
Lloyd was a kind, generous man of faith who farmed for over forty years and built two homes. Along with his wife Irene, they were actively involved with Calvary Evangelical Church for many years and participated in various mission projects and trips throughout the world. In his quiet way, Lloyd impacted many lives. He enjoyed the Reds and Buckeyes and will be greatly missed by family and friends. These words could be applied to Lloyd’s life: Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Calvary Evangelical Church with Pastor W. Clark Williman officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Cemetery. Calling hours are 3 - 7 p.m., Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday at the Church. Everyone is encouraged to use a face covering and practice social distancing at all times.
Preferred memorials are to Calvary Evangelical Church Missions.
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