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Lovstad, Craig S. 1945-2012


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 5/21/2022 at 09:11:41

Retired Council Bluffs banker, Craig S. Lovstad, 66, died October 4, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart problems.
He was a cherished husband and father. Son of Leonard and Viola Lovstad, Craig was born on October 20, 1945, in Burt, Iowa.

He graduated from North Central Community High School in Manly and then attended two years at Iowa State University. In January 1966, Craig joined the Air Force. After serving in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Eniwetok and Washington D.C., he volunteered to serve the last year of his enlistment in Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he was attached to the 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions. He worked on a number of their base camps as a weather observer and proudly served his country. After a year in Vietnam, Craig was discharged and headed back to Iowa State with his wife, Sandra and daughter, Melanie. He graduated in May 1972 with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. He then went to work for the former Council Bluffs Savings Bank and had a fulfilling 25 year career.

Before his health forced him to retire, Craig served as Board Treasurer and Director of the Pottawattamie County Mental Health Center, Visiting Nurse Association, Loess Hill Area Education Agency, Volunteer Bureau and Mad Dads. He also did fund raising for the Boy Scout Trailblazer Council and helped Tim Wickman with his little league baseball teams. Craig was a life member of the VFW and DAV.

Craig was preceded in death by his dad, Leonard, in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Melanie Clothier (Daniel), of Johnston, Iowa; and his son, Nathan (Julie Bogardus), of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by his wonderful granddaughters, Lindsey and Bailey Clothier; mother, "Dolly" Viola (Serdahl) Lovstad; brother, Jim (Dorothy), of Universal City, Texas, brother, Eric (Mary), of Forest City, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Burial will be at a later date at the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Salvation Army and Mohm's Place.


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