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“With sympathy for your loss. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Sippel Moser - Channahon, IL

“Our Prays & Sympathy are with you Jane and your family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: John & Patty Bollivar - IL

“Jane and family, I am saddened to hear about the loss of Phyllis. She was a great lady and a good friend and neighbor. You are all in my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Naftzger - Prophetstown, IL

“We are so very sorry for the loss of Phyllis! She was such a wonderful person and super neighbor. Lots of fond memories on Lomax Road. She will be...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dan and Vicky Pletsch - Normal, IL

“Jane,So sorry for your loss. Phyllis was always a ray of sunshine no matter where I encountered her - the high school cafeteria, the Methodist...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cynthia Sippel Peugnet - CO

“Phyllis was a vibrant part of my family all through my youth. She and my mother were not only cousins, but the best of friends! She always greeted...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Lynne & Rowan Butts - Rock Falls, IL

“Jane, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Seems like the old Centerville group is gradually leaving us. I think of you and your family every time I...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tony & Lorita Ooyen (Heitzler) - IL


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Phyllis Eileen Lofgren, age 91 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown.

Phyllis was born on February 16, 1923 in Loraine Township (Henry County), Illinois; the daughter of Forrest and Esther (Sippel) Heller. She married Fred H. Lofgren in Loraine Township on September, 4, 1942; he preceded her in death in November of 1977. Phyllis was employed as a school bus driver, a cook for the schools and nursing home, and she also baked wedding cakes. She was a member of Prophetstown United Methodist Church, a member of the O.E.S. Minerva Chapter #6 in Prophetstown and a past Worthy Matron.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane (Michael) Pierpoint of Puebla, Mexico; one brother, George (Dorothy) Heller of Prophetstown; two grandchildren, Ruth Sanford of Seattle, Washington and Andrew Crofton of Albuquerque, New Mexico and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Carol Lofgren.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at Leon Cemetery in Prophetstown with Reverend Cheri Stewart, pastor of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church, officiating. A memorial service will be held on a later date.