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Orville Lofgren

Orville Lofgren

Orville Arnold Lofgren, 76, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at Autumn Hills in Bemidji.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Bemidji.

Casket bearers will be Mike Bruun, Joseph Lofgren, Derek Lofgren, Ryan Lofgren, Kyle Lofgren and Jeff Lofgren.

Orville Arnold Lofgren was born in Fargo, ND to Oliver and Agnes Lofgren. As a young boy his family moved to Pinewood, MN. Orville then moved to Bemidji and worked for Goodman’s Concrete. Eventually Orville went to work for the City of Bemidji and retired from there after 27 years of service. He also operated a logging and sod business. Orville enjoyed hunting and fishing. However, his true enjoyment was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Mavis (Marvin) Bruun of Pinewood, sons, Jerome Lofgren of Bemidji, Brad (Shari) Lofgren of Bemidji, Dave (Bev) Lofgren of Bemidji and Brian (Nancy) Lofgren of Bemidji; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce (Don) Nelson of Pinewood, Arlene Stratton of Bemidji and Marlys Moe of Bemidji.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sharon Lofgren and brother, James.

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