Lloyd Arelando Lawson, 92, of Brookfield and formerly of Downers Grove, died Sept. 7, 2020.
Mr. Lawson served in two branches of the Armed Forces, joining the Navy in June of 1946 and then serving as a lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio University and his MBA from Ohio State. He went on to work as a computer programmer for Western Electric, Waukesha Motors and Caterpillar Tractor. Using his education and experience, he also taught accounting part time at the College of DuPage for over 20 years.
Mr. Lawson sang with College of DuPage Chorale, West Suburban Symphony Chorus, several Lutheran church choirs as well United Methodist Church of Downers Grove and the Downers Grove Choral Society, 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.
When not singing, traveling and teaching, Lloyd loved gardening both flowers and vegetables.
He was the husband of 62 years to L. Elaine Lawson (nee Kranz); the father of Lana (Eric) Larson and Cathy (Jim) Lawson-Kennedy; the grandfather of Bradley Larson and Liz Larson; the brother of the late Idablle (the late Walter) Bills, Claude Lawson and Bill (the late Roberta) Lawson; and the uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to time of service at 1 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield. Interment is at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs.
Memorial donations are appreciated to the family.
For those wishing to express condolences online, visit HitzemanFuneral.com. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o Lloyd Lawson family.