Lawrence Elrod


11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, September 19, 2022
Congdon Funeral Home
3012 Sheridan Rd.
Zion, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Lawrence Elrod

The Man, The Myth, The Legend....

Lawrence Ray Elrod Sr. journey here on Earth ended as he passed peacefully at his home on September 12,2022. Larry was born on June 24, 1950 in Waukegan, IL to Floyd, and Gloria Elrod. He grew up in Winthrop Harbor and later married Arlene Johnson in 1970 and settled in Zion to raise their family.  

Larry was known by many for his love of car shows where he showed his "Little deuce coupe" and met many fellow car show enthusiasts. He was proud of his many 1st place trophies won over the years. Larry’s hobbies for many years included working on cars. As he got older, Larry’s self-taught hobby was playing guitar where he performed with the band "Country Tradition" and created many friendships through his love of music.  Larry later taught himself custom engraving, spent time custom painting hot wheels and attended various farmers markets and events to sell his hand made products. Larry was heavily involved in all of his children’s lives and helped tremendously in raising all of his grandchildren who will have a lifetime of memories with their grandfather. Larry and Arlene had a daily 3:00pm coffee meeting at the Zion McDonald's with friends and just enjoyed the company. Larry was known by many throughout the community and touched many people's lives over his 72 years on earth and he will be missed tremendously.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Arlene; four children, Lawrence "Dunner" Elrod Jr. (Kelly Powell), Stacey (Mike) Beagel, Tina Johnson, and Angela (John) Bieszczat; nine grandchildren, Dylan Elrod, Dy'Lana Hurley-Elrod, Jared Beagel, Dakota Johnson, Haley Beagel, Johnathon Bieszczat, Ethan Bieszczat, Peyton Bieszczat and Cameryn Connelly; siblings Richard Elrod, Randy (Kathy) Elrod, James Elrod,  Linda Wall, Rita Brewster; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ronald Elrod. 

His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with throughout the years.   

Visitation will be on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd, Zion, Illinois 60099. 

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