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Linda Lofton
Linda Lofton
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Linda Lofton, of Antigo, died on May 10, 2023 at Tomahawk Health Services. She was 79 years old. She was born on August 10, 1943 in Prairie du Chien, a daughter of Virgil Rands and Norma (Dittman) Neve. Linda was a loving wife to Rev. Ernest Lofton who she married on May 9, 1991 in Antigo. He preceded her in death on September 30, 1991.

She was an English and speech teacher for the Antigo Unified School District. She also proofread, typeset, and wrote for magazines.

Linda enjoyed animals, she had a special orange cat, Malicki, and two dogs Sammy and Lucy. She loved time outdoors with family and at her home on Lily Lake. She appreciated the peace and tranquility of the area.

Survivors include two nieces, Tracy (Ronald) Richter of Arvada, CO, and Melissa (Will) Smith of Golden, CO; two nephews, Matthew (Kim) Rands of Largo, FL, and Greg (Amy) Rands of Fort Wayne, IN; and many grand-nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her and her laugh dearly.

In addition to her dear husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Lloyd Neve; and half-brothers, Larry and Carroll (Shirley) Rands.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 12 p.m. in Pilgrims Home Cemetery in Norwalk.

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J Juli Leet on Jun 11, 2023

I was so sorry to see today that Linda passed away. Linda and I were grade school friends in Norwalk, and we went to Europe together the summer of 1966 (I think). We rented a car and did our own tour...had a wonderful time. We roomed together for a year at college and Linda also served as vocal soloist at my wedding. Today I visited my parents' grave in Norwalk and noticed the fresh gravesite at the Lofton headstone. I was not aware of her passing or I would have made every effort to attend her memorial. I have such warm memories of Linda. Family and friends, you have my sympathy. Juli (Fletcher) Leet

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