Lloyd A. Joss, Jr., 82, passed away January 6, 2019 at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines.

Lloyd was born June 24, 1936 in Des Moines to Lloyd and Helen (Foreman) Joss. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Lloyd proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for three years. He retired from Jacobson Warehouse where he had been an account manager for many years. Lloyd’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed watching college sports, especially the Iowa teams, watching western movies and in his younger years, playing golf.

Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Charlene “Shonnie”; daughters, Corey (Rick) Lorber and Jill Joss; brother, Bob (Teresa) Joss; six grandchildren, Joe Lorber and Ally Lorber as well as, Christa (Dan) Olson-Benson, Leslie Olson, Larissa Varella and Ali Varella and their mother, Pam Olson-Varella; four great-grandchildren, Karolyn, Trinity, Genesis, Eva and a great-grandson on the way; sister-in-law, Rose Baker; brother-in-law, Dan Erickson; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley; step-son, Mark Olson; his parents; three siblings, Pete Joss, Denny Joss and Sharon Crawford; and brother-in-law, Charles Baker.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Per Lloyd's request, please dress casual.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Boys Town in loving memory of Lloyd.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:00 am
Celebration of Life
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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