Lloyd Ray Heldt, age 75, of Francisco, Indiana passed away on Sunday, September 05, 2021 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born on April 28, 1946 in Lynnville, Indiana, the son of Willis Heldt, Jr. and Mable (Phelps) Heldt. He married Dianne Darnell on November 21, 1967, and she preceded him in death. He married Debbie (Rinsch) Vowells on April 09, 2016, and she survives.
Lloyd served his country in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer, during the Vietnam War. Time seemed to slow down around Lloyd as he captured the beauty of nature, the smile of a child, the wild wonder this world – often behind a camera lens. Lloyd had peace in his heart that travelled with him near and far over four million miles driven across the United States. He faithfully attended and served in the Mackey Church of the Nazarene for 40 plus years, and served on many mission trips. He modeled his life after Galatians 5:22-23, ‘the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control’.
Survivors include his wife; six children, Larry Jay (Tara) Heldt, Steven Tracy (Kim) Heldt, Crystal Diane (Daren) Vertein, Rob (Jessica) Vowells, Michael Vowells, and Melissa (Brian) Wolff; seven siblings, Carl (Donna) Heldt, Bonnie Renfrow, Lita (Steve) Doerner, Ron (Lisa) Heldt, Rodger (Amy) Heldt, Kent (Charlene) Heldt, and Juanita (David) Sanchez; and 16 grandchildren, Morgan, Grant, Sidney, Emma, Tyler, Owen, Elijah, Lane, Michaela, Macey, Lorien, Clayton, Anderson, Cora, Duncan, and Ellery.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 09, 2021 at 11:00 AM CDT at the Mackey Church of the Nazarene, located at 9000 County Road 700 South in Oakland City, Indiana. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM CDT and Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM CDT at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Evansville Rescue Mission. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.
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