Carl J. Loftesness – 1921-2010

We lost my Dad this morning…the result of prostate cancer which had spread into his bones.

My Mom, sister and I spent an hour with him before he passed – in our arms. He was the last of his seven siblings to pass away.

Carl J. LoftesnessDad was 88 years young and had a wonderful life. He was much beloved by his family and his many friends.

We felt his love for all of us, as he reminded us of his joy and love for our family. He was a great husband, Dad, GrandDad, and GreatGrandDad! His grandchildren and great-grandchildren especially gave him so much joy – and kept him young in spirit.

Dad’s pastor said on the phone to me this morning: “Heaven’s an even better place now that your Dad has arrived!” Indeed it is!

We know he’s already hard at work in the garden up above, trimming the trees, raking the leaves, shaping things up! We really miss him.

Many, many thanks to the Hospice of the East Bay for the amazing work that they do. Dad – and we – couldn’t have been in better hands for this most difficult of transitions.

5 Replies to “Carl J. Loftesness – 1921-2010”

  1. Scott, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, but so happy for you that it happened as you describe. It’s the way Colleen’s parents passed — peacefully, surrounded by family — and it was clearly a blessing for all concerned.

  2. Saw the notice regarding your father in the Sioux Falls paper. Sorry to hear of your loss. I know it is tough…lost my father in Feb 2008 at a far too early age.

  3. Hi Scott, I so much would like to have a copy of Bud’s obituary-didn’t know what paper to look in. Could you tell me how to find it? I am thinking of you and all the family. Sincerely, Judy

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