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Lloyd D. Banks

Celebration of Life Visitation: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Lloyd Darwin Banks, 101 passed away peacefully on June 1, 2022 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born April 25, 1921 in Dumont, Iowa to Harry R. and Sirene A. Banks. Lloyd spent most of his childhood in Creston where at the age of 12 he had landed a part-time job sorting and stacking bread and baked items at local grocery stores for Colonial Baking. He graduated from Creston High School and started working for CB &Q railroad also known as Burlington Route, which later became Burlington Northern. This developed a passion for collecting railroad antiques and memorabilia which is all being donated to the Mills County Historical Society. Lloyd was united in marriage to Evelyn Marie Gray on June 15, 1947 in Algonac, Michigan. To this union two sons were born, Larry and Jerry.  Lloyd started his home building and real estate adventure in 1961. He worked as both a homebuilder and on the railroad until 1973 when he retired from the railroad. In 1985 Lloyd sold his Glenwood real estate business. He continued to build homes in Council Bluffs until the age of 96. He remained active in many community service organizations both in Glenwood and Council Bluffs. Lloyd’s motto to living a good life was to have a positive attitude and love people. He was a great storyteller and had that twinkle in his eye while doing so. His memory will live on through his family and friends forever.

Preceding Lloyd in passing were his parents, his brother Dr. Keith Banks and his son Larry.

Survivors include his loving wife Evelyn of 74 years, son Jerry Banks of Glenwood, Iowa; grandchildren Sheila Marquez of Walnut Creek, California; Kelley (Mike) Green of LaVista, Nebraska; Lindsay (Darren) Cunningham of LaVista, Nebraska; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, extended relatives and friends.

Private Interment at a later date, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Glenwood Public Library, 109 North Vine Street, Glenwood, Iowa or the Lloyd and Evelyn Banks Endowment Fund at the Council Bluffs Community Foundation which will benefit libraries in Southwest Iowa.

15 Condolences

  • Joni Burchett Posted June 2, 2022 7:28 pm

    We will greatly miss this incredible man. He was fun, honest, hard working giving and my favorite uncle. He lived a full life and loved his family well. Thank you Uncle Lloyd for filling in some gaps in my life. You showed me my dad through your eyes. And I will be forever grateful.

  • Olivia Burse Posted June 2, 2022 7:29 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked as the receptionist at Prairie Gate, and Lloyd was always so nice and kind. He will always be remembered.

  • Doreen Mowery Posted June 2, 2022 10:53 pm

    Lloyd was one of the finest, kindest and funniest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. Lloyd always had a smile and a story to share with anyone who would listen. He was one of a kind. I am so thankful to have known Lloyd. He blessed my life in many ways. I will always cherish my memories of Lloyd. My deepest sympathies to Evie, Jerry and family. You are in my thoughts. Love, Doreen Mowery

    • Michelle Walter Posted June 4, 2022 9:13 am

      So well said.

  • Polly and Andy Young Posted June 3, 2022 8:59 am

    Lloyd was a good man. So very sorry for your family’s loss. Hugs.
    Polly and Andy

  • Cathie Keister Posted June 3, 2022 11:31 am

    Llyod is a wonderful man. Met him thru my son Jeff Rohe. Llyod also built my house. He will be missed.

  • Juanita Dick Posted June 3, 2022 11:32 am

    Many blessing for Llyod and family. He will be missed

  • Sheryl Livengood Johnson Posted June 3, 2022 6:03 pm

    Sending my prayers for comfort to the Banks family as they mourn this loss of Lloyd. I have so many wonderful childhood memories that involve Lloyd and Evie. Such a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

  • Gayla Banks Recchi Posted June 3, 2022 8:33 pm

    I will miss talking to my Uncle Lloyd. He made me smile with his wonderful recollections of his life and our family. So many fond memories of family gatherings with him and aunt Ebbie. He was wonderful!

  • Debbie Mayberry DeYoung Posted June 3, 2022 9:49 pm

    My sincere condolences to Evelyn, Jerry and the entire Banks family.

  • Peggy Kruse Posted June 4, 2022 7:11 am

    Very sorry to hear about Lloyd, he built our first house on Fairview Drive, such a joy to work with him.

  • Joe Kueper Posted June 4, 2022 6:58 pm

    Lloyd has left a legacy of good woks that is wide and deep. He was a great mentor to me as I took over the reins of CHIC the nonprofit housing organization serving Council Bluffs. Hundreds of families will sleep well tonight secure in their nice homes totally unaware of the wonderful man who led the effort to make it happen. Lloyd was high on my list of heroes. My condolences to all who knew him but for knowing him we all are a little better.

  • Gary and Kathy johnston Posted June 6, 2022 4:08 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Evie jerry and family.

  • Randy Roenfeld Posted June 10, 2022 7:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about Lloyd’s passing, I was a neighbor to Lloyd and Evelyn when they lived on Delmar Ridge Lane. He was a very nice man. I will miss him…

  • Donna R. Schoening Posted June 18, 2022 5:00 pm

    Lloyd built our house that we lived in 40 years. It was right across from the Silver City Cemetery . My prayers with all of you. I have known Lloyd and evelyn and family

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