BLOOMINGTON, MNLloyd Leslie McPherson, former executive vice president of Gelco Leasing Corporation, passed away April 18 at the age of 85 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was surrounded by family.

McPherson is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita; six children, Kathleen Armstrong, Joseph, Patrick (Leann), Meredith (Brian) Butz, Sally (Bob) Toomey, and Matthew; grandchildren, Tim, Stacey, Jon, Carrie, Dan, Jayne, Rob, Joe, and Will; great-grandchildren, Brune and Kaden; sisters, Ione Homo and Arliss Gladhill; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

"Lloyd was that kind of quiet, 'get the job done' type guy...I remember him well; a terrific guy...he will remain as one of the 'good guys' in my memory," said Ed Bobit, chairman of Bobit Business Media and Automotive Fleet editor and publisher. "

"He was one of the best," according to Terry Langness, vice president, national sales, PARS.

McPherson graduated from South High, where he excelled in football and track. In addition to serving in WWII and the Korean War, he was also past State President of the Minnesota Jaycee's and voted outstanding young man of Minnesota.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick's Ln., Edina. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to St. Jude's or donor's choice.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet