Lloyd Franklin Blake, 77, of Colorado Springs, passed away on February 4, 2016. Lloyd was born on January 7, 1939 in Moundsville, West Virginia to the late John and Cora (Woods) Blake.

After graduating high school, Lloyd joined the United States Army where he proudly served for 22 years. He took several scholastic courses while in the military and retired as a military police officer. While serving, Lloyd obtained several medals of recognition including: the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Sharpshooter Badge and Good Conduct Medal. Lloyd traveled quite extensively throughout his military career. He met and married Karoline Heller in Germany in 1958. After retiring from the military in 1976, the couple retreated back to Colorado Springs to make this their permanent home. Lloyd then worked with Colorado Springs Utilities for fifteen years as a power plant operator.

In his spare time, Lloyd enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing but he really loved spending time with his family (especially his grandkids!)

Lloyd is survived by his son, Michael (Laura) Blake; daughter, Denise (Doug) Cook; grandchildren: Zachary, Tyler and Jenna Blake and Heather Cook; as well as his brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Karoline, in 2011 and siblings.

Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment and military honors will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery, staging area “B” at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

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