The Rev. Lloyd A. Latta
The Rev. Lloyd A. Latta, 99, Mt. Pleasant, died in his sleep Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his residence.
Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held May 22, 2014. The time and location of the service will be announced closer to the date of the service.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Methodist Church in Medellin, Columbia, through First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant or to the mission activities in any of the churches which he served. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
He was born May 22, 1914, in Rouleau, Canada. He was the son of John Richard and Amy McClary (nee Jones) Latta. He grew up on a ranch near Coon Rapids, Iowa. On May 22, 1940, he married Beulah Ardella Dickey.
He graduated from Coon Rapids High School. He attended Moody Bible School in Chicago, and received is B.A. degree in 1940 from Simpson College in Indianola. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. in 1944. Later, he was conferred with a Doctor of Divinity degree from Simpson College.
He served United Methodist Churches in Garden Grove, Afton, Osceola, Red Oak, Washington and Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He also served as Administrator for Friendship Haven, a United Methodist retirement community in Ft. Dodge. He also served as a district superintendent for the Newton and later Mason City Districts of the United Methodist Church. He participated in the Lacour Evangelical mission to Japan in 1954 and in 1963 to Great Britain. Following retirement from the full-time ministry, he served the Trenton United Methodist Church for 14 years.
He is survived by his wife; four children, Marilynn Knight of Columbia, S.C., Rosilyn Laliwala of Albany, N.Y., Richard (Nelly) Latta, and Robert Latta all of Mt. Pleasant; 11 grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruthie Latta and Ethyl Fillman; three brothers, Ret Latta, the Rev. Cecil Latta and the Rev. John Latta.