Earl Lofgren

27 February 1920 - 2005

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LOFGREN, EARL WALDEMAR Earl Waldemar Lofgren, born February 27, 1920, in Roosevelt, Minnesota, he graduated from high school in 1935 having skipped three grades. He moved to Mount Shasta, California with his family the following year where he worked in lumber mills until he joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 as an Apprentice Seaman. Ernie served in aircraft squadrons aboard three carriers (Kearsarge, Midway and Coral Sea) and in various bases throughout the world. In 1972, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after 30 years of service to his country, including WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. He graduated from San Diego State University Magna Cum Laude the following year. Ernie was a senior audit manager with the City of San Diego until his retirement in 1987. An avid baseball buff, he served as a manager or the President in various youth baseball organizations and directed the building of various baseball diamonds in the Clairemont area. He was a member of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene where he served as an extraordinary minister. Earl also volunteered to prepare income tax returns for the community and military. He is survived by Lucille, his beloved wife of 59 years, and by eight children, Nancy Russell of Thousands Oaks, CA, Mary Beagin of Sudbury, MA, Sally O'Dell of Battle Creek, MI, Robert Lofgren of San Diego, CA, Evelyn Rose of San Diego, CA, James Lofgren of Folsom, CA, Paul Lofgren of Las Vegas, NV, and Eric Lofgren of San Diego, CA, as well as 21 grandchildren. Services include the following: Rosary, 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28th and Memorial Mass, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29th at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 1945 Illion Street, San Diego 92110. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clairemont Pony League (please reference "Ernie's Team"), 5051 Cole Street, San Diego, CA 92117. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Oct. 27, 2005



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