Kerby Jay Lodin
Kerby Jay Lodin, 56, Albert Lea, Minn., formerly of Thompson, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at his home in Albert Lea.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 18, , at Bethany Lutheran Church, Thompson, with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m., at Schott Funeral Homes-Mittelstadt Chapel, Lake Mills. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Thompson.
Kerby Jay Lodin was born April 28, 1966 in Forest City, to parents Lawrence E. and Judy (Kallestad) Lodin. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, Thompson. He graduated from Thompson High School in 1984 and went on to attend NIACC, Mason City.
Kerby worked at the Farm Service Agency in Thompson for several years, and later at several auto dealerships, the most recent being Dave Syverson’s in Albert Lea.
He married Ellen Iverson in 2001 and was so proud of his daughter, Madison Marie, whom he adored.
On June 20, 2015, Kerby was united in marriage with Robyn (Madson) Aldrich in Albert Lea, Minn. They made their home in rural Albert Lea.
When not working, Kerby could be easily found: he was the one boating wearing neon swim trunks, or watching the Andy Griffith Show re-runs, or possibly mowing his lawn to perfection. He was proud of his John Deere farm equipment display, as well as his ability to sing Karaoke- Jenny (867-5309) was his song. No man should have as many pairs of cargo shorts as Kerby did. He had cargo shorts for all occasions, ones with holes, some with paint, and some good ones for wearing out. Coordinate the cargo shorts with a white tshirt and flip-flops, and he was ready to face the day.
He is survived by his wife, Robyn, Albert Lea, Minn.; mother, Judy Lodin, Thompson; daughter, Madi, Nashville, Tenn.; Robyn’s children: Garrett Aldrich, Chaska, Minn.; and Ellie Aldrich, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Madi’s sister, Haley Krull, Nashville, Tenn.; his in-laws, Richard and Faye Madson, Albert Lea, Minn.; a special cousin, Tim Lodin; as well as many extended relatives and friends.
Kerby was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence in 2006; sister, Lori Ann; maternal grandparents, Ervin and Edith Kallestad; and paternal grandparents, Austin and Olga Lodin.