Lloyd Arelando Lawson

Lloyd Lawson

Lloyd Arelando Lawson, Korean War Navy & Air Force Veteran, age 92, of Brookfield, formerly of Downers Grove. Beloved Husband of 62 years to L. Elaine Lawson, nee Kranz; devoted father of Lana (Eric) Larson and Cathy (Jim) Lawson – Kennedy; loving grandfather of Bradley Larson and Liz Larson; brother of the late Idablle (the late Walter) Bills, Claude Lawson and Bill (the late Roberta) Lawson; uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 12:30 P.M. to time of Service 1 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street Brookfield, Il 60513.
Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, IL.

Lloyd earned his Bachelors’ Degree from Ohio University and his MBA from Ohio State. He went on to work for Western Electric, Waukesha Motors and Caterpillar Tractor. Using his education and experience he taught Accounting part time at the College of DuPage for over 20 years.
Joining the Navy in June of 1946 and then the Air Force as Lieutenant, Lloyd was an Honor Flight recipient.

Llyod sang with College of DuPage Choral, West Suburban Symphony Chorus, several Lutheran Church Choirs as well United Methodist Church of Downers Grove and Downers Grove Choral where he had the opportunity to sing at several Churches in Europe. He also had the experience of singing at Carnegie Hall with Sherill Milnes.
While not singing, traveling and teaching; Lloyd loved gardening both Flowers and Vegetables.

Memorials appreciated to the family.

Information (708) 485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Angelo Del Favero condolence:

    My condolences


  2. Ben Lawson condolence:

    To Aunt Elaine and Family, My Deepest Sympathies. My God Comfort all of you as you go through this difficult time. We will all miss Uncle Lando. Please read “Isaiah 41:10” (KJV) Ben Lawson, Coshocton, Ohio


  3. Linda Kraft condolence:

    MY love and prayers are with you, Elaine, at Lloyd’s passing. I am so sorry to miss the service, but I will be with Caroline and her family in MA. I’ll be in touch when I return.


  4. John Gillham condolence:

    Hi, Elaine:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s death last week!
    He had such a long and full life with you and his work and music groups over the years. You have a whole lifeful of great memories to treasure.
    Marilyn died 2 and 1/2 years ago with Alzheimer’s, but was well taken care of. So we go on knowing we have much to be grateful for.
    God Bless ! John Gillham at Downers First UMC


  5. Caryl Safford condolence:

    Dear Elaine,
    Don and I are very sad to learn of Lloyd’s passing. He was a delightful man with a wonderfully long and fruitful life. May loving memories comfort you and God bless you.
    Don and Caryl Safford


  6. Karen Owen condolence:

    I have many fond memories of Lloyd from all the hours singing in the choir. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.

    Karen Owen, FUMC


  7. Karla Gulley condolence:

    Lloyd was such a pleasure to have in the Chancel Choir, Elaine. I’m now living in Iowa and will be unable to attend, but send my love and blessings to you and your family.


  8. Lee Kesselman condolence:

    Remembering Lloyd Lawson as an avid choral singer. It was always a pleasure to have him in the DuPage Chorale. May his memory always be a blessing for all who knew him.

    Lee Kesselman
    Director, DuPage Chorale


  9. Ward Feste condolence:

    I loved singing behind Lloyd in DGFUMC Chancel choir. He had such a great sense of humor and was so dedicated. We’d also enjoy talking about his travels including to Norway where we both have relatives. He will be sorely missed Elaine. Peace to you and your whole family.


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