Posted: Mon 9:34 AM, May 13, 2013
John Carl Lofgren
October 2, 1938 - April 27, 2013
John Carl Lofgren, 74, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Brookhaven Nursing Center in Carrollton, Texas, where John had recently moved to be near his family, following a major stroke.
Born October 2, 1938, John was the second of four brothers, all raised in New York City by Swedish immigrant parents, Carl Holger and Ingrid Ronn Lofgren. His older brother, Julius "Dennis", was a medic in Korea and gave his life to his country saving a wounded soldier. John also served in the U.S. Army between conflicts as a supply accounting clerk in Panama with his new bride, Chiquita Long Lofgren, in 1960.
John is also predeceased by his youngest brother, Stephen, who died of a heart attack in his mid-30's. Surviving brother, Peter Lofgren, is semi-retired from the automotive business in upstate New York. John, affectionately referred to as "Pops", now joins his brothers, his father and our precious Grandma Dodee.
With a heart for the community, John spent countless hours with the Boy Scouts as a Regional Executive, helped in selling Christmas trees with the Lion's Club, and taught scores of Aggies in the Texas A&M Sailing Club, sharing a part of his Viking boating heritage. John was also an excellent dancer and was active for decades in the "Circle Squares" Square Dance Club.
John was a finance and administrative manager both in private business and with Texas A&M University during his 37 years in Bryan-College Station. The Lofgren Family was active members in the A&M United Methodist Church.
John is survived by his cherished sons, Sean Christopher Lofgren ('93) and wife, Cindy, of Lewisville, Texas and Brian Lee Lofgren ('96) and wife, Karen, of Austin; their mother, Chiquita Lofgren, of Austin; grandsons, Wells, Brody and Jackson, and his loving partner of more than 20 years, Patricia Hoover, of Bryan.
Even during his decline, "Pops", reminded those he loved that he was happy, proud of his family and at peace.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, May 25, at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aggie "Yacht" Club on the Texas A&M campus at http://aggieyachtclub.org, Circle Squares Square Dance Club, P.O. Box 614, College Station, TX, 77840, Texas A&M United Methodist Church at www.am-umc.org, or your favorite charity .