Joyce Lofgren

Joyce Lofgren

Joyce Lofgren, of Harris, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home in Harris, Minn., at the age of 86.
Joyce was born on the Daw farmstead just southwest of Rush City. She and her family moved to Rush City as a child. She attended school in Rush City, Minnesota and graduated in 1946.
During the summer, she worked as a secretary at Montgomery Wards. In 1948, she married Arvid Lofgren at 1st Lutheran Church of Rush City. Together they raised two children: Kathleen and Merle, and worked hard on the family farm.
Later on Joyce returned to the workforce as a secretary for the Rush City Police Station and S.C.R.E.D. She enjoyed many hobbies like gardening, cooking and baking, which won her several ribbons at the Chisago County fair.
For several years she was involved as a leader for the Willow Grove 4H club and was recognized for her service.
Joyce always made others feel like they were the only person in the world. Her faith, her strength and her dedication to family will forever be remembered.
Joyce Lofgren is survived by her husband Arvid; children: Merle “Pete” Lofgren and Lori Blomquist, of Harris, Kathleen Nelson and husband Wayne, of Braham; grandchildren: Chad Nelson and his wife Holly, of Braham, Jenny Wolvers and husband Tom, of North Branch, Jerry Lofgren and his wife Jessica, of Harris and Joe Lofgren and his wife Stefanie, of Rock Creek; great grandchildren: Trevor Wolvers, Nicholas Nelson, Tyler Wolvers, Lydia Nelson, James, Libby and Caleb; sisters Doris Lofgren, of Wyoming, Iris Farnell and husband Bob, of Bloomington; and sister-in-law Jane Ryti and her husband Vern of Crystal.
She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Nora (Gehl) Daw, brother Harland Daw, daughter-in-law Mary Lofgren and parents-in-law Paul and Anna Lofgren.
Pastor Laurie OShea officiated funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Lofgren at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rush City. A time of visitation and reviewal was held on Sunday evening from 4 8 p.m., also at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rush City. Music was provided by Carolyn Holmstrom, Jaime Holmstrom and Marilyn Schoolmeesters. Casket bearers included: Chad Nelson, Jenny Wolvers, Tom Wolvers, Jerry Lofgren, Joe Lofgren, Marlyn Ryti and Harland Lofgren. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery of Rush City.
Funeral arrangements for Joyce Lofgren (Mrs. Arvid Lofgren) of Harris were entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel, www.funeralandcremationservice.com.

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