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Ronald John Lofquiest

June 19, 1932 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Ronald John Lofquist, 89, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2022, surrounded by his three children at his home in Wickenburg. Ronald grew up outside of Wickenburg at the George Washington Gold Mine which was owned and managed by his father Albert Peter Lofquist. After high school, he and his older brother, Marvin, both enlisted with the Air Force and were stationed in Germany. After he was discharged, Ronald attended Arizona State University on the GI Bill and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He began working for Sperry Rand and held positions of increasing responsibility ultimately retiring as a vice president. On May 22,1964, he married the love of his life, Mary Delores Rosenfeld and settled in Sunnyslope. Mary brought three children to the marriage Marianne, David, and Judith and two years later, Ronald and Mary had a fourth child, Karen Sue. Ronald was an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman and the family loved spending their summer vacations at their cabin in Greer. In addition to his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his daughter Karen Sue; his wife, Mary; his brother Al; and his sister LaVonne. He is survived by his second wife Anna Kittredge; his daughter, Marianne and her husband, Peter of Idaho; son David and his wife Janet of Florida, and daughter Judith and her wife Robin of Delaware; seven grandchildren, Julia Scarth, Matthew Lofquist, Aaron Greene, Olivia Greene, Maraya Edmondson, Cora Oxley, and Rae Oxley; three great grandchildren, Henry Scarth, Rosemary Scarth, and Duston Edmondson; one brother, Marvin Lofquist and his wife, Barbara of California; and sister-in-law, Rita Lofquist of California. While Ronald did not desire a funeral those who would like to remember him in a special way may make gifts to Hospice of The West, 21410 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027, (602) 343-6422.

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