Lloyd Diamond, 81, Columbus, Neb.: April 2, 1942 – April 20, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Lloyd Diamond, 81, Columbus, Neb.: April 2, 1942 – April 20, 2023

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Lloyd Diamond, 81, Columbus, Neb., died Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. Lloyd was born April 2, 1942, in Topeka, Kan., to Astor and Katherine (Bayless) Diamond.

He graduated from Topeka High School, Topeka. Lloyd served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1968. He served in Vietnam and achieved the rank of staff sergeant.

Lloyd married Connie Jo Lee, March 30,1962, in Quenemo, Kan. Lloyd lived in a number of towns including Denver, Colo., Topeka, and Columbus. They considered Topeka home, having lived a majority of time there, up until April 2014, when they moved to Columbus.

In his early years he enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors. Later in life he enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife and spending time with family.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 446, AARP, Knights of Columbus 3rd degree Council #9264, Knights of Columbus 4th degree Assembly #0605, and the American Legion.

He is survived by his sons, Daniel E. (Geneva) Diamond, Dodge City, Kan., and David L. (Lauri) Diamond, Columbus; grandson, Eric J. (Tiffany) Diamond, Omaha, Neb.; granddaughter, Melissa Diamond, Lincoln, Neb; nieces, Krista Gentry, Lawrence, Kan., Karla Meadors, Silver Lake, Kan., and Samantha Loughlin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Diamond; parents, Astor and Katherine Diamond; and his beloved dog “Pepper”.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 562 17th Ave., Columbus. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, with a 7 p.m. vigil service to follow, all at McKown Funeral Home, Columbus. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment will be in the All Saints Cemetery, with military honors by the American Legion Hartman Post No. 84 Honor Guard.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are suggested to Paws and Claws Adoption Program or the American Cancer Society, and can be sent in care of McKown Funeral Home, 2922 13th St. Columbus, NE 68601.

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