Donald “Don” Edwin Lloyd

Donald Edwin Lloyd, 94, of Salina, passed away Friday, May 17th, 2024.

Don was born in Tacoma, Washington, on October 29, 1929, a son of Thalia (Starling) and Harry Lloyd. Describing his childhood “as the best time and place to be a kid.” Don thrived on the outdoors, being with friends, and getting into trouble.

The United States Air Force providentially moved Don to the Schilling Air Force Base where he served during the Korean War. While attending Salina Bible Church he met JoAnn Oberg; they married August 2, 1953. When asked what attracted him to JoAnn he said, “she was good-looking.”

After a brief time in Kansas City, Missouri, the couple returned to the Salina area where Don worked as a wheat and milo farmer. He was also a welder at Beech Aircraft, Great Plains Mfg, and Wyatt’s Mfg. After retiring from welding, Don went on to turn old broken furniture into beautiful pieces of art. There was nothing Don could not fix or make with his hands. Don continued to faithfully serve at Faith Bible Church and became active in the Salina Arts Community throughout his retirement.

Don was known for his love of his Lord, his children, pets, and a good joke.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn; three daughters, Nancy Davis (Pat), of Pipe Creek, Texas, Roxann Lloyd, of Denver, Colorado, Jana Laipple (Brett), of Wathena, Kansas; son, Jeff Lloyd (Bev), of Valley Park, Missouri; 2 Grandchildren, Buddy Lloyd (Amber), Janis Hughes (Will); and 3 great grandchildren, Kennedy, Molly, and Charlie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Kenneth Lloyd; sister-in-law, Mary Lloyd; cousin, Jeanne Grindle.

The family will greet friends at 9:30 am, Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Carlson – Geisendorf Funeral Home and Crematory with the memorial service following at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Sanderson officiating.

The family requests donations to Wycliffe Bible Translators, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (, or Salina Presbyterian Manor, the Good Samaritan Fund, in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio St., Salina, Kansas.