The Rev. Lloyd A. Latta, 99, of Mt. Pleasant, IA died Mon., Dec. 09, 2013 at his residence.

Friends may call from 12 Noon to 4 PM on Sat., Dec. 14 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, with the family present 2-4 PM Saturday. A celebration of life service will be held on what would have been Lloyd’s 100th birthday, May 22, 2014. The time and location of the service will be announced closer to the date of the service.

Friends may direct memorials to the Methodist Church in Medellin, Colombia, through First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant or to the mission activities in any of the churches which Lloyd served. Online condolences may be directed to

The Rev Latta served the following United Methodist Churches in Iowa: Garden Grove, Afton, Osceola, Red Oak, Washington, Ft. Dodge and Trenton. He also served as Administrator for Friendship Haven, a United Methodist retirement community in Ft. Dodge. The Rev. Latta also served as a District Superintendent for the Newton and later Mason City Districts of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah; 4 children Marilynn Knight of Columbia, SC, Rosilyn Laliwala of Albany, NY, Richard (Nelly) Latta and Robert Latta, of Mt. Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fern Latta, of Boone, IA, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

His parents, 2 sisters Ruthie Latta and Ethyl Fillman and 3 brothers Ret Latta, The Rev. Cecil Latta and The Rev. John Latta precede Lloyd in death.