Lester R. Dodson Sr., age 69, of Gurnee, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Wheeling.
He was born November 10, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harold and Lillian (Duncan) Dodson.
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served during the Vietnam War.
Lester was employed as an instructor/educator in the HVAC industry for 40 years at various colleges and trade schools. His most recent training position was with UTI, Universal Technical Institute.
Survivors include six children, Lillian (Frank) Hauf, George (Judy) Dodson, Jessica (James) Cihlar, Lester (Mara) Dodson Jr., Joshua Dodson, and Steven Dodson; four step-children, Gustavo Alvear, Diego Alvear, Paola Barona, and Angelica Barona; 11 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren; a brother and five sisters.
There will be no visitation. Family will gather for interment rites at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.