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Marvin Lofald

September 19, 1927 — December 2, 2016

Marvin Edward Lofald, 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away of Alzheimer's Disease while a resident of New Perspective's (formerly The Lighthouse), in Cloquet, MN on Friday, December 2nd. Marvin was born on the family homestead in Hermantown on September 19, 1927 to Millard and Mabel Minnie Rose (Witte) and lived most of his life as a resident of Hermantown. Marvin served as a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II. He also served in the Air Force Reserve. He married Florence Janczak on June 10, 1950 in St. Josephat's Polish Catholic Church. Marvin worked most of his life for the State Highway Department and retired in 1989 to care for his wife, Florence. Marvin enjoyed the family fishing trips to Canada, his driving trips across the United States and the yearly Lofald Family Reunions. You could always find Marv in his garage or yard working on something. He was a "fix-it" type of man, who enjoyed helping his family, friends and church with a wide-range of projects. He had a tool or a way to fix anything. Marv was a life member of the VFW Post 137 and the American Legion. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, wife Florence, brother Kenneth and sister Gertrude Lofald Baliman. He is survived by sons, Roger (Jill) and Gary (Carolyn) all of Duluth. Grandchildren: Erik (fiance' Rachel Marsh), Keely (Richie) Upton and Derek, all of Duluth and Carrie (Jeff) Bruns of Annandale, MN , Great-grandchildren: Brody and Ella Bruns and Bo Upton. Brothers: Robert (Bonnie), Ray of Hermantown, Allen (Louise) of West Salem, WI. Sisters: June O'Brien of Green Valley, AZ, Lorna Elhardt (Ray) of Chisholm, MN, many nieces and nephews and special friend, Ruth Pehl of Hermantown. The family would like to thank Ruth for her years of friendship and support. They would like to thank the New Perspectives Assisted Living Cottages of Cloquet for their wonderful care and compassion for Marvin over the past two and one half years, and also thanks to the Hospice Staff at Essentia Health. Visitation 5:30 PM -7:30PM Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church, 2415 Ensign St., Duluth and continues from 10AM until the 11AM Funeral Service Monday at the church. Burial at Sunrise Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Military honors accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home is entrusted with final care.


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