Joseph Edward Lofgren

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Joseph Edward Lofgren
AIKEN, SC - Joseph Edward Lofgren, 74, of Aiken, SC passed away August 21, 2014. He was born on April 2, 1940 in Cleveland, OH to the late Eskel Lofgren and Josephine (Kossman) Lofgren. His brother, James Lofgren, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Mrs. Geri Lofgren and his two devoted children: Ocean and Mary. Joe is also survived by three nieces.
He was retired from a career with IBM, after over 32 years of service. Prior to that, he served as a Brother in the congregation of Blessed Sacrament of Fathers and Brothers. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University.
Some of Mr. Lofgren's primary passions were his family, horses, physical fitness and spiritual service. Joe was an active volunteer in the community, completing a century ride (100 mile bike ride), a half marathon and a full marathon for Team In Training, which raises money for the .
He provided service to seniors in need by volunteering weekly for Meals on Wheels. He was very active in his church, serving as a Eucharist minister. Joe was also very proud of his involvement with the Aiken County Bike Club.
Joe spent many pleasant hours at Stable On The Woods with his beloved horse, Bruce.
Friends will be greeted from 7pm until 9pm on Monday, August 25, 2014, at GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, 211 Park Avenue, SW Aiken, SC 29801. Funeral services will be at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Gloverville, SC on Tuesday, August 26th at 12pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to me made to Saratoga Warhorse, an organization which helps veterans through therapeutic horseback riding, at P.O. Box 461 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-744-3600 and the ,, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 (888) 557-7177
The family would like to express a special thanks to the Aiken County Bike Club, and all the wonderful staff at Georgia Regents Medical Center.
Expressions of sympathy for the Lofgren family may be left online at:
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George Funeral Home & Cremation Center
211 Park Avenue, SW
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 220-0728
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2014
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