Ephraim “Butch” Loomer Jr. 72 of Sheldon, North Dakota died Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Maryhill Manor, Enderlin, North Dakota under the care of hospice.
Butch was born on March 2, 1948, the son of Ephraim and Geraldine (Lambert) Loomer Sr. in Fargo, North Dakota. He was raised and educated in Sheldon, graduating from high school in 1966. Butch then attended Wahpeton School of Science for two years receiving a degree in mechanics. He married Janet Janz on July 26, 1969 in Fargo. They made their home in Sheldon and Butch worked at Sturdevant Auto Parts in Lisbon. In 1979, he purchased Loomer’s Garage from his dad and operated the garage until his retirement in 2013. Butch also drove school bus for many years.
Butch raced stockcars for many years and also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son. The love of his life were his three granddaughters and he cherished all the times spent with them.
Butch is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Janet Loomer; son, Jayson Loomer; daughter, Stephanie (Chris) Altman; three granddaughters, Katelynn, Laura and Makara; brother, Chuck (Bonnie) Loomer; sister, Vicki (Terry) Morin; one niece and three nephews; brother-in-law, Keith Berg; sister-in-law, Sandy Berg.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jamie Loomer, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey and Lorraine Janz.
Masks and social distancing will be required for those attending the visitation and graveside service.
Visitation: Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00(Noon) at Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin, ND.
Graveside Service: Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Sheldon City Cemetery, Sheldon, ND.
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