Loretta Lofgren passed away peacefully with family members on Jan. 17, 2012 she was 101 years young. She suffered a stroke on Jan. 10, 2012 and developed complications.
Known for her pleasant smile, positive attitude and active lifestyle, she had many experiences over her lifetime and loved to tell stories about it. Born in 1910 on a farm in South Dakota she was the only daughter of a family of eight. Raised on a farm in South Dakota and married Clarence Lofgren in 1930. Together they farmed and had three children. After quitting farming and trying several occupations they settled in Golden, CO for 20 years. They moved to Folsom, CA in 1978. Clarence passed away in 1986 and Loretta continued to manage the apartments until 2004 when a hip replacement forced her to retire to Placerville Eskaton where she actively participated in the activities there.
She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence; grandchild, Dwayne Lofgren; and great grandchild, Angela Lynde.
She is survived by her brother, Burt Dutcher (Grace); three children, Norma (Max) Brown, Jerry (Ann) Lofgren and Doug (Susan) Lofgren; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Jan. 29, 2012 at El Dorado Community Church in El Dorado, CA at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. Donations to the Loretta Lofgren Memorial may be sent to P.O. Box 832 El Dorado, CA 95623.
Online condolences may be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com