Elwood, Nebraska

Clyde Ray Lofquist, age 85, of Elwood, Nebraska died on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Elwood Care Center, in Elwood, Nebraska. He was born on October 7, 1925 at Harlan County, Nebraska to Andrew Melvin & Ada (York) Lofquist.

He grew up near Rock Falls, at Loomis, Nebraska. He attended Loomis High School. He was united in marriage on August 14, 1948 to Marjorie Elinor Bonser in Holdrege, Nebraska. The lived near Bertrand & and Elwood, Nebraska before moving into Elwood in 1964. In May of 1970, they purchased a welding business with son, Steven and other sons joined later. He was baptized at an early age and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elwood, Nebraska. He enjoyed gardening, reading, and taking tour trips.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife M. Elinor Lofquist of Elwood, Nebraska

                         Sons: Steven & wife Arlene Lofquist of Elwood, Nebraska

                                   Donald & wife Kay Lofquist of Elwood, Nebraska

                                   Gary & wife Cindy Lofquist of Grand Island, Nebraska

                                   Stuart Lofquist of Mesa, Arizona

                 Daughters: Nancy Cargill of Scotia, Nebraska

                                    Rosalie & husband Robert Hathaway of Omaha, Nebraska

    Grandchildren: 10   Great-Grandchildren: 14   Step-Grandchildren: 2    Step-Great-Grandchildren:  7

                      Brother: Wayne & wife Roma Jean Lofquist of Bertrand, Nebraska

                       Sister: Doris Reisig of Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com

Viewing & visitation will be Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 4 PM till 8 PM at Elwood Funeral Home, in Elwood, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10 AM at the United Methodist Church, in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor Connie Karr, officiating. Inurnment will be at the Elwood Cemetery at Elwood, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Elwood & the Elwood Care Center.  Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements