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Lloyd John Tyler Jr. 1924-2019

Lloyd John Tyler Jr., 94, of Geneva, formerly of Aurora, died Thursday, April 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Lloyd was born May 28, 1924, in Aurora, the son of Lloyd and Dorothy (nee. Curtis) Tyler Sr. He was united in marriage to his first wife Mary Lou Council on Sept. 3, 1953. After her passing, Lloyd found love again and married Inez C. Busener, on Feb. 25, 1972, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lloyd proudly served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned degrees from UIC, MIT, and Yale during his enlistment while studying communications and radar. He finished his service overseas in Germany and Istres in southern France. When he returned, he graduated from Beloit College, and then got his law degree from the University of Michigan.

He was a trial attorney in Chicago and Aurora his entire career. He was an avid Michigan football fan and would gather with his school mates yearly to go to a game. A past president of the Illinois State Bar Association, he took his family on many bar trips. He loved to travel with his wife to different countries and visit the historic sites. He also loved to travel by trailer across the U.S. to historic battle sites. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church for many years serving as a deacon and elder and serving on numerous committees. He loved to watch birds and enjoyed the large amount of wildlife that would pass through his yard.

He is survived by his children, Barbara Miller of Monroe, Ohio, John (Tess) Tyler of Fremont, California, Ben (Val) Tyler of Batavia, Robert Tyler of Geneva, Amy (Tim) Tomas of North Aurora, 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Adam Greenlaw), Alex and Ben Tyler, Brit (Brad) Wyatt, Greg and Tracy Miller, and Dustin, Keva, Bohdi and Devon Tomas; one sister, Marguerite Carrington; two sisters-in-law, Rowena (Larry) Kolde, and Dianna (Pete) Hildenbrand; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary C. Tyler, his brother, Marvin Tyler, his second wife, Inez B. Tyler, and his brother-in-law, Robert Carrington.

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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