Lloyd C. Clarkson, 88, of Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Colonial Center in Colby, where he resided for the past six weeks.
A graveside service for Lloyd will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, N15888 HiLine Ave./4th Street, with Pastor David Clements presiding.
Lloyd was born on Nov. 7, 1931, to Edgar and Verna (Anderson) Clarkson in Cadott. He married Lois Mengel on April 17, 1954, in Owen. They were married for 65 years before Lois’ passing in May 2019.
He served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne during the Korean War, from the summer of 1952 – 1954. He served as a tank driver and as an aviation mechanic. He was honorably discharged as an E6 staff sergeant. He continued to serve in the Wisconsin Army National Guard for many years. Lloyd was able to go on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight with his daughter in May 2015, a trip he truly enjoyed.
He worked at Hurds in Medford as an electrician for many years before retiring and working for Hutt Electric driving a parts truck. He finally retired alongside Lois in 1998.
In his spare time, Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, spending time with family and dancing with Lois. He enjoyed candy and home baked sweets. He also liked to receive and give out kisses and hugs.
Lloyd is survived by his children: Roxanne (Bob) Ayer of Columbus, Kevin (Patty) Clarkson of Medford and Steven (Lori) Clarkson of Stetsonville; grandchildren: Ashley (Nick) Schultz, Danielle (Mike) Deprey, Crystal (Eric) Arendt, Shantell Clarkson, Chad Clarkson, Tina (Rob) Weis, Tanya Leonard and Stephanie (Ken) Mueller; 10 great-grandchildren: Drake, Tristan, Owen, Olivia, Zayden, Zaybel, Carissa, Jaden, Kaylee and Kinsley; siblings: Doris Nephew of Mich., Harvey Clarkson of Ga., Allen Clarkson of Ill. and Diane Abbott of Calif. Lloyd is further survived by brothers- and sisters-in-law; and other family and friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lois; parents; infant son, Bruce; son, Michael; siblings: Janet Geldings, Marcie Matthias, Benny Clarkson, Gerald Clarkson and Richard Clarkson.
In lieu of flowers, due to a graveside service, memorial donations in Lloyd’s name may be given to the family for use at a later designation.
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