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Walter "Wally" L. Lofgren

September 18, 1929 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 88)

Walter “Wally” L. Lofgren, 88, of Rock Island, died, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Unity Point, Rock Island.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m., Friday, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal.  Those wishing to attend the graveside service, should meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Wally was born on September 18, 1929, in Moline, IL, the son of Vern and Lydia Koenig Lofgren.  He married Shirley J. Johnson on January 11, 1952, in Moline.  For 25 years, he worked as an accountant for Deere & Co., retiring in 1984. He taught accounting at the American Institute of Commerce and Black Hawk College.

Wally was a lifetime member of the Accountant’s Association of Iowa and a member of S.C.O.R.E.  He volunteered for the John Deere Classic.  He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Moline.  He was active in the Boy Scouts. He was a board member of the Accreditation Council for Accounting and Taxation.  Wally was very involved with his sons in their competitive swimming, both at the YMCA and Rock Island High School.  He was a true caregiver for his mother, brother, and sister and had a servant’s heart.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lofgren; sons, Michael (Denise) Lofgren, AZ, Jeff (Sharan) Lofgren, CO, Steve (Cindy) Lofgren, Silvis, IL, Chris (Kathy) Lofgren, Silvis, IL, and Matt (Maria) Lofgren, Iowa City, IA; 7 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; sister, Shirley; and a grandson.

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 Service Information

December 8, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Graveside Service
December 8, 2017

2:00 PM
National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61201

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