Lance Deen Loflin was born Feb. 23, 1969 in Lamar, Colo. to Jim Loflin and Karen Von Hemel. |
He was little brother to Rollins and Guy Loflin. Lance was taken from this earth after a tragic farm accident at age 44. Lance's life here on earth may seem to some as being too short, but those that knew him best can attest that he lived a full and very blessed life!
Lance grew up in Lamar, Colo. He was a busy little kid, always looking for something to keep himself occupied. If he wasn't racing dirt bikes, you'd probably find him in with the "neighborhood hoods" playing baseball in the alley, cops and robbers, attaching firecrackers to grasshoppers or maybe on top of the church roof throwing eggs at the passing cars on Halloween. (We apologize if you were ever the recipient of the egg blast.)
Early in Lance's life, he spent most of his time riding around with papa's (the late Russell Loflin's) learning the ways of this simple country life. He was the apple of his papa's eye, the two were inseparable and to Lance there was no greater hero.
Lance graduated from Lamar High School Class of 1987, and then attended Northeastern Junior College where he completed his education in Farm/Ranch Management. In 1990, after marrying Kelli Earl "the girl next door", it was then that Lance began his lifelong love of farming and chasing cattle.
It was to this marriage that the three most amazing blessings came; Shelby Nicole, Alyssa Brook and Luke Russell. In 2006, he married Christy Timmons and added to his brood Randy and Cole. Lance was the type of dad every kid dreams to have. Alyssa always said; he was the REAL " Number 1 dad" on the coffee cup.
He was a hard worker, but a kid at heart and always put his kids first and there was nothing he enjoyed more than making his kids laugh, wrestling with Luke or getting a rise out of Shelby. The kids knew without a doubt that they could always count on him to be there no matter what.
Lance was so proud of his kids. Lance lived a type of life that encouraged everyone he came in contact with. He was a Godly man and if you were ever blessed to have a conversation with him, rest assured he was going to make sure you knew about God.
Lance would not want anyone to leave here today without knowing the love he experienced from his God, a type of love that gave him strength to face every trial. He learned this faith from his mother, at a very young age and he has made sure his children knew the same love.
If you don't know this love please find someone connected to Lance so that his legacy can live on, we want to share with you how you can live a life with our God. He is the only one who can help us endure all the pain and suffering we all face.
Rest assured and find peace knowing that Lance is fly fishing or doing the Wii Just Dance with his new pain free knees in Heaven as we speak.
Lance was preceded in death by his Grandfathers, Russell Loflin and Deahl Howe, and his Father, Jim Loflin. He is survived by his mother, Karen Von Hemel and his step-mother Jerry Loflin, his three children Shelby, Alyssa, and Luke Loflin. His brothers Guy Loflin(Kim) and their four children Kyler, Collin, Austin and Ashlyn, and Rollins Loflin (Renee) and there two children Johnny and Ally, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and his many, many, many friends.
Published in The Lamar Ledger on Nov. 1, 2013