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Merle James Loffelbein

1931 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Merle J. Loffelbein died peacefully Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Pleasant Hill, CA. Born March 23, 1931, in Lodi, California,the son of the late Sam Loffelbein and Katharine Phillipi Loffelbein. He graduated from Lodi High '49 and from Sac State '55. He married Mary Jane Stiles and had 2 daughters. As a child he loved baseball, model airplanes, and Boy Scouts. He managed his high school football team. Merle was an accountant in the lumber industry. He was a member/president of the 20/30 Club, Riverview Yacht Club, Treasurer of the Sac State Alumni Assoc., the U.S. Navy Reserves, and Sunday school teacher and treasurer at 1st Baptist Carmichael. Merle loved fishing, military history, photography, bowling, the ocean, and his beloved 49ers. In retirement he enjoyed helping in Melinda's classroom, and spending time with his grandchildren.Merle is survived by his two daughters, Michelle Loffelbein of Oakland, CA, Melinda Metcalf and husband, Jonathan of Moraga, CA, grandchildren, Kate and Steven, sister Shirley Medlin of San Andreas, CA, and nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be sent to John Muir Elem. PTA, 205 Vista Way, Martinez, CA, 94553 or the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Mission fund.Please join us for his Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 7th at 1:00PM at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, 10 Moraga Valley Lane, Moraga, CA 94556.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, 2013
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