Loren L. Walrod, of Riverton, Wyo., died Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 84.
Cremation has taken place and military graveside memorial rites and inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
Loren Leslie Walrod was born July 17, 1926, in Savery, Wyo., the son of Leslie Oren Walrod and Marie (Moser) Walrod.
He lived in boyhood and as a young man in the Little Snake River country, and graduated from the Baggs (Wyo.) High School.
He was a military veteran of World War II, having joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served as a signalman aboard the USS Rotanin in the South Pacific.
He married Winifred Bowlsby on March 31, 1956, in Bondurant, Wyo.
After marriage, he spent some time in New Mexico, two years in Utah and most of the time in Wyoming.
Walrod worked in construction as a master mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He was also a water well driller, farmer and truck driver.
His family said he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Walrod was of the Methodist faith.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, B.P.O. Elks Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred Bowlsby Walrod, of Riverton; son David Walrod; daughter Sylvia Stone and her husband, Greg; grandchildren Bryan Stone and his wife, Kristen, and Michael Stone; great-grandson Kenneth Stone; and sisters Ruth Cattoor and Agnes Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Leslie Walrod; and sister Sarah Bailey.
Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home or the Lander Veterans of Foreign Wars, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, Wyo., 82501.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.