John Ernest Lofgren
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April 17, 1941 ~ August 13, 2015

Born in Vancouver, WA to Ernest and Siri Lofgren, John Lofgren was a lifelong resident of Southwest Washington. He was taken all too suddenly from us on Aug. 13, 2015. John graduated from Fort Vancouver High School and Clark College, where he met the love of his life and future bride, Julie Johnson.
He was an accountant by training and worked for many years as an accountant/office manager for S.D. Spencer & Son and Zimmerly Rock Products. His attention to detail and organizational skills made him a natural asset for these companies.
John's true passion was hunting and he enjoyed many successful hunts in the wild lands of the Western U.S. and Canada. An outdoorsman in every sense of the word, he was as happy cutting wood as he was hiking the local mountains. John watched and participated in many sports, however, basketball was his real love as a player and coach. He also enjoyed card and dice games, was a great host, and was very often the life of the party. He loved animals, including a couple of dogs named Sam and a cat known as Buck.
John was an energetic man that was always there when you needed him, and he devoted many hours
to helping family members and friends
(of which he had many) in any way that he could.
John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Julie; sister, Gail Jwayad; son, Eric (Kendra) Lofgren; daughter, Amy (Ronnie) Mason; grandchildren, Mallori (Adam), Haylee, Madelyn, and Jonathan; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service and reception will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Columbia River Mental Health Services, the American Cancer Society, or the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2015.
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12 entries
August 30, 2015
Though the voice is quiet, the spirit echoes still. . .
Linda Mattila
August 30, 2015
So sorry to hear of this..My thoughts are with you, Julie,
Dallas (Schumacher) Thompson
August 27, 2015
My sincerest sympathies go out to the entire Lofgren family. I hope that you all find comfort in the many great memories you have of Mr. Lofgren.
Michele Voge
August 26, 2015
Sorry I can't be there Saturday. John was a good friend from Clark and beyond. Take Care, Lee Olmstead
Lee Olmstead
August 26, 2015
So sorry to hear of Johns passing, Our thoughts & prayers are with you today & always...
Gary & Darla (Vanderhoef) Warner
August 26, 2015
Julie and family, my heart is heavy after hearing if Johnny's passing. Have wonderful memories. Keeping you and all in my prayers. Love to all!
Joy Durbin
August 25, 2015
Julie with your family,
Our thoughts & prayers sure are with you as you go through these difficult days ahead. John always had a smile & a kind word or great story. We will miss him. Let us know if we can do anything!
Andy & Katrina Johnston
August 25, 2015
All the nice things that people say about John in his passing are true, he was truly a great guy. I've know John since about 1960, we played a lot of basketball and used to shoot rifles. In recent years we have kind of lost touch, but as much as Julie and family will miss him he will be missed by his friends as well.
Scott Maxwell
August 25, 2015
All the nice things being said about John in his passing are true, he was truly a great guy. I have known John since about 1960, we played a lot of basketball and we used to go shooting rifles. Not only will he be missed by Julie and family, but by old friends as well.
Scott Maxwell
August 23, 2015
RIP Grandpa John.....I'll never forget you & I'll always carry our memories tucked into my heart. You're going to be missed dearly and I love you. I know your wings are majestic & beautiful. I'll see you again one date when my time comes!
Mallori Roe
August 23, 2015
RIP Uncle John, my memories with you and your family have been with me always. I will cherish them. Love and prayers go to Aunt Julie, Eric, Amy, Kendra, Ronnie and the kids.
Janel Growney
August 23, 2015
Soo sorry for your loss Julie and family. John was so loved and will be missed by many people.

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