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Obituaries

Louis Lovgren

LAMOILLE — Louis C. Lovgren, 84, of LaMoille died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in at Colonial Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.

Born Sept. 18, 1929, in LaMoille to John Eric and Marie (Sandberg) Lovgren, he married Marjean Brown May 8, 1948, in Mendota. She survives.

He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille, and served on various church boards. He was a 1947 graduate of LaMoille High School. He later served on the LaMoille School Board of Education and was a member of Elks Lodge 1212. He farmed in the LaMoille area his entire life and was a breeder of spotted hogs and angus cattle. He also was a 4-H Club leader, a member of the Farm Bureau, a charter member of Mid-Continent Livestock Exposition and Spotted Breeders Hall of Fame.

Also surviving are five sons, David Lovgren of Waxahachie, Texas, Charles Lovgren of LaMoille, Douglas (Gail) Lovgren of LaMoille, Thomas (Bonnie) Lovgren of Arlington and Michael (Hazel) Lovgren of Amboy; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Loraine Larson of Wheeling.

He was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Catherine Lovgren; two sisters, Gertrude Lovgren and Arlene Huizenga; and two brothers, John Lovgren and Harold Lovgren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille, with the Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, LaMoille.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 24, from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to LaMoille Ambulance Service, Community United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.

The Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, provided the arrangements.

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