Denzel Richard Lofgreen, 92, Norton, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Andbe Home, Norton.
He was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Fruita, Colo., to Burdge David and Ada Blanche (Porter) Lofgreen. His family moved to Kansas where he attended grade school in Norton. He was a 1943 graduate of Beaver City, Neb., High School.
He married Ruth Sawyer in 1945. He served in the Merchant Marines in 1945 and subsequently took over the family farm near the Kansas-Nebraska state line.
He drew great satisfaction from his engagement with community organizations and activities. He spent years serving on the Farm Bureau Board and the Soil Conservation Board. Possessing a passion for preserving the resources God provided, he showed particular interest in soil and water conservation. He also served as Chairman of the 4-H building for 42 years and was selected as Master Farmer of northwest Kansas in 1987. Additionally, he enjoyed being a Chamber of Commerce ambassador for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife, Norton; three sons, Denzel Lofgreen and wife, Joyce, and Jon Lofgreen and wife, Elaine, all of Norton, and Dr. Craig Lofgreen, Lee's Summit, Mo.; a daughter, Connie Lofgreen, Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Volney Lofgreen; 13 grandchildren, Brock Lofgreen, Ty Reynolds, Holly Lofgreen, Matthew Lofgreen, Lyda Reynolds Lohmeier, Regan Lofgreen, Kelly Lofgreen, Blair Reynolds, Seth Lofgreen, Bryan Lofgreen, Ashton Lofgreen, Andrew Lofgreen, and Bryce Lofgreen; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Victor Lofgreen; a grandchild, Heather Lofgreen; and a great -grandchild, Jude Lofgreen.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Norton Christian Church; burial in Norton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Norton Christian Church or Andbe Home, Norton.
Wenburg Funeral Home, Beaver City, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent at wenburgfuneralhome.com