Ronald Roger Lloyd of Hudson, Wisconsin died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on May 30, 2020. He was born on December 18, 1934 to Willie and Erma (Cassem) Lloyd in Ledyard, Iowa. After attending school in Ledyard, Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force in February, 1953. Ron proudly served in the 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron, the 7th Air Force Flight Ops team in the 1960s and early 1970s, and served in the Vietnam War. He received accolades as an Engine Aircraft Maintenance Technician, and after 20 years of service, he retired from the Air Force on April 1, 1973 at the rank of Technical Sergeant. Following his military career, Ron began his civilian work in electronics in Fairmont, MN, working at Ron’s TV, and then as co- and later sole owner of Electronic Village. He later went to work for Electrocraft in Winnebago, MN and then Amery, WI, before finishing his working career at GS Electric in Hudson, WI.
While stationed in England, Ron met and married Margaret Ann Hiscutt. The two were united in marriage on April 2, 1960. This union was blessed with three children. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Ron moved his family to Fairmont, MN. He and Margaret would later move to Hudson, WI.
Ron’s passion for golf began in the Armed Forces and continued through the rest of his life. Introduced to the game during his time in Europe, Ron used his military discipline and attention to detail to teach himself the game, playing on the base. When the family moved to Fairmont, Ron began working at Interlaken Golf Club in many roles – teaching lessons, repairing clubs and carts, even working on the crew that planted many of the trees at the course. He loved, and took pride in, everything he did at Interlaken. When he was not on duty, he would be out with his friends playing the course. While Interlaken remained in his heart throughout his life, Ron did begin working at Oak Marsh Golf Club, in Oakdale, MN in the 2000s, as a first tee starter for many years. In the fall of 2016, in a golf round with his grandson, Ron made a par on the 18th Hole at Oak Marsh…this would be the last round of golf he played.
Ron’s additional hobbies changed through the years beginning with boxing as a young man, fast pitch softball, watching greyhound racing including racing at the Hudson Dog Track, bowling league, and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; children Sandra (Preston) Andersen of Fairmont, MN, David Lloyd of Hudson, WI, and Debra (Jay) Rabbe of Trimont, MN; three grandchildren Christoffer (Susan) Andersen, Nicholas Andersen, Tristan Rabbe; great granddaughter Harper; siblings Jerrald (Kathy) Lloyd of Fairmont, Bill Lloyd (special friend Carolyn) of Lakeville, MN, brothers-in-law Gerald Neal of Arkansas; Howard (Jill) Hiscutt, Trevor Hiscutt both of England; Sisters-in-law Mary (Roy) Britten, Linda Barnes both of England; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Erma Lloyd, step-father Leonard Madetzke; siblings Janice Neal, Lucky Lloyd, and stepsister Julie Madetzke; Parents-in-law Stanley and Margery Hiscutt; Sister-in-law Jean Andrews; Brother-in-law Harry Barnes & his beloved dog Snoopy.
Due to the current restrictions, services for Ronald will be held at a later date. Memorials and cards are preferred to the discretion of Ronald’s family; and can be mailed to: O’Connell Family Funeral Home, Care of Ronald Lloyd Family 520 S. 11th St. Hudson, WI 54016, to be forwarded on your behalf.