Barbara Luteran Lovgren

STANHOPE - Barbara Luteran Lovgren, 78, of the Lake Shawnee section of Jefferson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Clare's Hospital, Denville Campus, after a brief illness. Born Feb. 5, 1935, in Stanhope, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Stankosh Luteran.

Barbara was a homemaker and lived in the Warren and Morris County area all of her life. She loved going to Atlantic City whenever time would allow.

She is survived by sisters, Anna Bardi, Vera Burton, Elizabeth Tynan, Frances Bachert and Dorothy Whitehead; and brothers, Adam and Joseph Luteran. Also surviving are several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton Lovgren, in 2006 and her long-time companion, Winfield Blanchard, as well as brothers, George and Lewis Luteran.

At Barbara's request, there will be no calling hours and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolence may be made at

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 19, 2013