Catherine Loftsgard, West Union, Iowa, March 20, 2021

Catherine Ann Loftsgard, 88, of Elgin, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March, 20, 2021 at Good Samaritian Home in West Union, Iowa. Catherine was born January 12, 1933 to Phil and Ruey (Regan) Boland. She was baptized on January 29, 1933, received her first communion on June 2, 1940 and was confirmed on April 15, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa.

Catherine married Bernard G. Loftsgard on March 31, 1951. They were blessed with 4 children, Jerry, Larry, Marilyn and Bernard Wayne. She and Bernard lived in Northeast Iowa their entire life, farming the Loftsgard homestead and a trucking business. Catherine also worked at Iowa Turkey Products.

Catherine is survived by two children; Jerry (Bev) Loftsgard and Marilyn (Milt) Schutte; daughter-in-law, Paula Loftsgard. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Jarrod Loftsgard, Chantel (Troy) Johnson, Ryan (Rachel) Schutte, Josh Loftsgard, Wade Schutte and Rhett Loftsgard; nine great grandchildrens; Logan, Peyton and Madison Loftsgard, Kelby and Kaleb Johnson, Reagan and Riley Schutte, Clayton Loftsgard and Leif Loftsgard; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Judy Loftsgard; and her nieces and nephews.

Catherine is preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Ruey Boland; her husband, Bernard G. Loftsgard; sons, Larry and Bernard W. Loftsgard; 5 brothers, Edward, John, Kenneth, Jerry and Jim; 2 sisters, Ruth Courtney and Helen Elias; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gilbert and Bessie Loftsgard.

In her final hours she let us know she had a full and prosperous life and that Bernard was calling her home.

The family would like to thank Good Samartian home in West Union and Gunderson Palmar Lutheran Hospice for their wonderful and loving care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa with a Prayer Service at 2:00 pm and a Visitation from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Rev. Marshall Hahn will be the officiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospice and Marion Lutheran Church.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elgin, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.



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