Lloyd Eugene Lea

Lloyd Eugene Lea

COTTAGE GROVE – Lloyd Eugene Lea, age 96, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at Skaalen Nursing home in Stoughton, Wis.

Lloyd was born on Oct. 15, 1926, in Dane County, Wis., the son of Oscar and Marie (Swenby) Lea. He married Mary Molitor on Sept 2, 1967; they had two children and later divorced.

Lloyd began working with a farmer at the age of 12 to help out his mother as his father had passed away. He then worked at Uniroyal for 35 years until retiring in 1993 and for many years he volunteered for the Fireman’s Festival in Cottage Grove.

Lloyd was known for his love of polka dancing, water skiing, photography and roller skating. He was a gentle, quiet and patient man but when it came to dancing, he was a social butterfly.

Lloyd is survived by his significant other and dance partner, Joan Borchert; two sons, Dan and Mike (Melodie) Lea; and his grandson, Logan; and was going to be a great grandfather. He is also survived by his brothers, Glen and Donald Lea.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tester, Stanley, Arnold, Marvin and Robert; and his sister, Minerva.

A funeral service will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Highway 51 N. @ Jackson St., Stoughton, Wis., at 3 p.m. on­­­ Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.