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Lloyd H. Fritschle

September 26, 1925 — August 16, 2023

Lloyd H. Fritschle

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Lloyd Fritschle went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 16, 2023 at the age of 97.  Lloyd was born September 26, 1925 to William H Fritschle and Mabel (Gardner) Fritschle in Boise, ID.  He was the youngest of their 10 children.  Lloyd attended Boise schools, and graduated from Boise High in 1942.  Lloyd tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy after his graduation from high school, but being only 16 years old, he had to delay becoming a sailor until he turned 18 in the fall of 1943.

After enlisting, Lloyd’s initial training was at Farragut, ID during the winter months, and he completed his training at San Diego, CA.  Lloyd was a sonar operator on the USS Putman (DD-757) when it sailed to join the Pacific Fleet in December of 1944.

Upon Lloyd’s return to Boise after the war, he worked at the Idaho First National Bank (now U.S. Bank) in Boise.  He married his high school sweetheart Mariel Bevington on June 21, 1946.  His father-in-law, Herb Bevington, offered him a job at the Bevington’s Floor Covering store on Idaho St. in Boise.  Lloyd became a partner in the store in 1958; however, he eventually sold his interest in the business to Mariel’s cousin.

Lloyd then became interested is selling real estate when his father-in-law began developing Warm Springs Mesa Subdivision.  He also started building homes as well.  In the fall of 1961, he went back into retailing with a job at CC Andersons, which later became The Bon Marche.  In 1970 Lloyd became a buyer at the ID Store in Karcher Mall, and he and Mariel moved to Nampa after he became the manager of the store in 1972.  Lloyd and Mariel then moved to Lewiston, ID when he took the position of assistant manager at the Big V Store in Lewiston Orchards.  They moved back to Boise in 1984, and Lloyd became a reservist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work at disaster assistance centers which were set up in response to natural disasters, a job in which Mariel would also join him after she retired from teaching school in 1989.  In addition to working for FEMA, they traveled extensively with friends and family.  They moved back to Nampa in 2020 when they sold their home in Boise.

Lloyd was a life long member of the Boise First Christian Church, which became University Christian Church in the 1980s, and is now Parkview Christian Church.  He served as a Sunday School teacher, Deacon, Elder, and Chairman of the Board.

Lloyd is survived by Mariel, his wife of more than 77 years, his daughter Cathy (Jerry) Hopper, his son Carter (Nanci) Fritschle, and grandchildren Craig Hopper (Heidi Gudmundsen), Randy (Christina) Hopper, Shari Hopper and Matthew (Brittany) Henman.  Greatgrandchildren Nato, Talon, Rhianna, Anja, Logan, and great-great-granddaughter Aspen.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Parkview Christian Church, 201 W Ustick Rd, Meridian.

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