Lloyd C. Andersen, 88, passed away on Monday, Feb 6, 2012, He lived in Villa Park, IL for 45 years and most recently was in Manor Care Nursing Home in Rolling Meadows. Lloyd is survived by Sisters Jean Weber and Lorraine Blumenthal, sons Gary (Cindy) and Bob (Bernie), daughter Gayle (Joe)Garbarski, 12 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years Jean, parents Arthur C. and Gladys Andersen and his brother Arthur.
Lloyd was born Feb 13, 1923 in Sioux City, IA, and moved to Chicago at a young age. He graduated from Tilden Tech High School in 1941, enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor, and proudly served until his honorable discharge in 1945. In the Navy, he was a Carpenter’s Mate on the USS Remus, serving in the South Pacific Theater. Following his discharge, Lloyd and Jean moved to the south side of Chicago where he worked for Campbell Soup and Charles Levy Circulating Company; they later moved to Hammond, IN, where he worked for Inland Steel and as a traveling salesman in the automotive aftermarket. In 1965, he moved the family to Villa Park and started his own company as a Manufacturers Representative, Tri-State Automotive on St. Charles Rd, and later partnered with Sam Elkes to form the successful Elkes-Andersen Corporation in the same field.
Lloyd was an avid golfer who had the distinction of collecting not one, but two holes-in one. He also loved to tell the story of how the first Portillo’s Dog House was built in the backyard of his Villa Park home by its previous owner. A visit to any Portillo’s Restaurant will have a picture of it prominently displayed.
Service and Interment private. Arrangement by Steuerle Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials to American Heart Association