Louis A. Garland Jr., 86, a twenty-one year resident of Wheaton and former longtime resident of Carol Stream, passed away at home on Thursday, January 21, 2010. He was born December 4, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa. He served as an engineer in the US Army during WWII in the European Theatre of Operations. He returned home from the war to receive a bachelor's of science degree in accounting from Drake University in Des Moines. He worked for the United States Treasury Office for thirty years until retirement. In the western suburbs, he served as the past president of the DuPage Chapter of the NAACP, past president of the Carol Stream School Board, District 93, and founder of the Carol Stream Kiwanis Club. He was a longtime member of DuPage AME Church of Lisle and formerly of Wheaton. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, Des Moines, IA and the Wheaton Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Quanajanice (neeMcElroy); his children, Tanya (James) Winfrey, Lois Garland-Patterson, Verona (Donald) Levine, and Rebecca (Alfred) Tinsley; his grandchildren Daffinie and James Winfrey, Leah and Alex Levine, Portia and Zackary Tinsley, and Hannah and Louis Garland IV; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Louis A Garland III; grandson Jason Winfrey, granddaughter Kimberly Patterson; two sisters, Lorraine and Verona Cheatom; and his son-in-law Cornelius Patterson. Visitation Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 12:00-Noon at DuPage AME Church, 4300 Yackley Ave, Lisle, IL 60532.(630-969-9800) Interment Wheaton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Louis A. Garland Jr. Scholarship Fund c/o DuPage AME Church.
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