|Rodney Lofberg, 77|
|Written by TRF Times|
Waubeka, Wis. - Rodney Lofberg, of River Road in Waubeka, Wis., died at his residence on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2005. He was 77 years old.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 27, at Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, Wis., with Chaplain Bob Lantz officiating. Rodney was laid to rest next to his wife in Waubeka Union Cemetery.
Rodney was born in Sweden, Minn., on August 2, 1928, the son of Arthur Nels and Eileen Lofberg. After finishing school, Rodney joined the United States Navy. Upon his return he married Elaine M. Flint. They were united in marriage on September 3, 1950 in Lake Bronson.
The couple moved to Wisconsin and Rodney started working for Kieckhaefer in Cedarburg, Wis. He later became a machinist for Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, Wis. He retired after 35 years. Elaine preceded Rodney in death in 1994.
Rodney was a member of St. Paul’s Community Church in Waubeka, a long-time member of Landt-Thiel American Legion Post No. 470 in Saukville, Wis., and he was a 35-plus year member of IMA Lodge No. 1947.
Rodney enjoyed traveling, dining out, deer hunting and spending time working in his yard. He also enjoyed polka music, loved to dance and was very proud to have served in the Navy.
He is survived by two sons, Darnell Lofberg of Tomah, Wis., Doren (Bessie) Lofberg of Random Lake, Wis., four daughters, Cindy (Philip) Reinhold of Gillett, Wis., Debbie (Mark) Maradik of Lake Villa, Ill., Darlene (Fiancée Nicholas Schultz) Casper of Racine, Wis., and Julie (Herb) Timo, also of Racine, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters, Pat (Ed) Stokke of Woodbridge, Va., and Marlys (Francis) Anderson of Thief River Falls, four brothers, Gary (Mary Ann) Lofberg of Thief River Falls, Neil (Karon) Lofberg of Beaver Dam, Wis., Brian (Corrine) Lofberg of Fox Lake, Wis. and Michael (Michele) Lofberg, also of Fox Lake, Wis.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, Sandy and one great-grandson.