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

T Tracy Richter on May 19, 2023

My Dear Auntie,
Thank you for loving me and always being there for me. We’ve had so many wonderful times together, so much fun, so many laughs and I will cherish my memories of the time I’ve spent with you!! I will miss you terribly but I’m thankful you’re at peace and with Ernie now. My love always, T

A Anonymous on May 14, 2023

Linda taught me how to enjoy and love nature. Buying a tree for her seems like the perfect way to remember her.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Linda Lofton by Anonymous.

N Nancy Bugni on May 13, 2023

Linda was a sweet gal with a mischievous giggle! She was also a patient, dedicated English teacher at the Antigo Middle School. She and Ernie were a devoted Christian couple. She will be missed by all!



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