Lloyd Dale Ferg passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023 at his residence at the age of 89.
He was born on August 17, 1934 to Albert and Emma Ferg in the Town of Union, Waupaca County. He was baptized at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church where he was a member and also where he was united in marriage to Shirley Zander on August 11, 1956.
Lloyd started farming when he was 12 years old. He and his dad would get up at 4:30 am to go out to the farm to milk the cows and feed the pigs.
He became a van converter in 1978 after he prepared his van to go to Alaska in 1975. He opened his own shop, Lloyd’s Custom Vans, and ran it for 30 years.
In 1992, Lloyd and Shirley opened Ferg’s Bavarian Village. It included a Bed and Breakfast, gift shop, German style restaurant, and the Stille Nacht Church. Together they started Oktoberfest at the village in August of 1998, and it was held for the last time in 2010. From 1978 to 2010 a beautiful Christmas Nativity display could be seen on the hill at the village.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley; brother: Gordon Ferg; brother-in-law: Dean (Pat) Zander. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Alvern (Elaine) Ferg; sister: Loretta (Ron) Herman; nephew: Jerry Ferg; great nephew: JD Zander.
The Christian Funeral for Lloyd will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 11:30 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Nathan Reichle officiating. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 am until 11:15 am. Burial will be in Union Cemetery of Symco. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Dahlke Funeral & Cremation Care of Manawa is serving the family. Friends may visit dahlkefh.com to share memories and condolences with Lloyd’s family.