May 13, 2024 at 1:55 p.m.
Updated May 13, 2024 at 1:55 p.m.

Dlask, Lloyd

In 1937 January 2 this rippling thoroughbred was born on a small farm outside of Mauston, WI. It was here he started to hone his legend at a young age. As a boy, Lloyd was happiest training dogs, walking in the woods, hunting, and fishing. When it came to dogs Lloyd was a regular dog whisperer. He taught them to hunt, climb step ladders, dig tunnels, and walk with him in the woods for many happy hours. He continued his love for dogs and training them well into his adult years. However, dogs, hunting, fishing, and walking in the woods could not contain this wild stallion as his fancy turned to the ladies.

One winter Lloyd and a couple of friends took a trip to the ice-skating rink in Mauston. Upon his arrival he set his steely gaze upon a beautiful young lady named Betty Primus. Lloyd knew quality when he saw it and quickly ensnared her in his web of charm and wit. On that day he became The Lord of The Rink. Later down the road that beautiful temptress would become his wife of 65 years.

Before and during their marriage, this unstoppable force of nature took on many jobs. He worked as a farmer, in a feed mill, a milk man, a marine (honorably discharged), guard at Badger Army Ammunition Plant and a Juneau County Police Officer. Every job on the list helped add another rung on the ladder of his legendary status. There is ONE job that thrusted Lloyd to the top tier.

Lloyds love for teaching started while he was working for the Juneau County Police Department. He taught first aid (among other things), but he was just wetting his beak. With a burning desire of a thousand suns, Lloyd enrolled at UW Lacrosse. With four kids by this time, he flipped houses to make ends meet. He finished school in 3 ½ years with a double degree in Psychology and Sociology. Not bad! After working a few jobs, after graduation, this majestic eagle nested at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, WI.

At Southwest Tech Lloyd taught sociology, psychology, and economics. Working there allowed him to spread his wings even farther. He wrote three textbooks for his classes, delivered the first computer to Nicaragua, and gave himself another title-Master of Phantasm (hypnotist). As the Master of Phantasm, he did parties, and the Fennimore Funfest. As a hypnotist he would help people with addictions and mental health issues. He often spoke fondly of his colleagues and truly loved working there, and he was truly satisfied when he retired.

Lloyd didn’t stop in retirement. He started making chainsaw sculptures. He would go on to carve fish, bears, wolves, owls, and eagles. He loved riding his bike with his dog around Montfort, WI. Lloyd would also enjoy going to his cabin up north where fishing, boating, hiking, and canoeing were always on the docket. His favorite thing was getting together with family. He’d say to his wife that he loved to hear his family’s laughter during gatherings. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever.

On May 7, 2024, at the age of 87, Lloyd decided that the world could no longer hold his legend. Lloyd will now leave it to his wife, five children and three grandchildren to carry on. (Wife) Betty Dlask (Children) Gene Dlask, Terri White, Jackie Dlask-Hickman, Gail Brissette (Tom), and Dale Dlask. (Grandchildren) Reed White, Cole White and Em White.

The family of Lloyd Dlask would like to extend a special thank you to Sienna Crest and Agrace Hospice.

A Celebration of Life for Lloyd Dlask will be held at Crossroads Restaurant, 9315 State Rd 80, Platteville, WI 53818 Arthur, WI on Thursday, May 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit: