Monday, May 27, 2013

Scott Lofgren Obituary

After an excruciating six-week battle with colon cancer, my father passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013.  His funeral will take place on Thursday, May 30.  His burial date at Arlington National Cemetery is still to be determined.  Below is his obituary.  Please consider visiting the Adams Green Funeral Home for more information about the services.

Scott T. Lofgren was born on December 9, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to Howard and Elaine Lofgren.  He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Arlene and father to his daughters Jennifer and Courtney.

He called farm country, otherwise known as Waterman, home for 18 years of his life before starting the next chapter of his life at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  Scott graduated in 1977 from West Point where he learned the cores and values that led to a 20-year career in the United States Army as a Signal Corp Officer.  He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in October of 1997 to Ashburn, VA which the Lofgren’s have called home since then.

Scott’s Army career took him and his family to Ft Gordon, GA (Signal Corp Basic Course, Ft Hood, Texas (where he was assigned to the 1/16th  Field Artillery and the 142nd Signal Bn, and then onto Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he started his Masters at AFIT (Air Force Institute of Technology).  Yongsan, (Seoul) Korea was his next home for three years where he commanded a company.  After Korea he returned to Atlanta to get his Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.  After completing his degree, the Records and Testing Dept in the Admissions Office at West Point would then be his home for the next four years. 

Scott and Arlene welcomed their daughter Jennifer while stationed at West Point.  After West Point the Lofgren’s went to Ft Leavenworth, KS for the Command and General Staff College where Courtney joined the family.  After Leavenworth, Scott and his family moved to Pirmasens, Germany where he was in the 73rd Signal Battalion.  A year later he took command of the 459th Signal Battalion in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.  Finally, Fort Hood, Texas was his last assignment where he again commanded the 1114th Signal Battalion. 

During Scott’s Army career, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (third award), Army Commendation Medal (fifth award), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (second award), Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon (second award).

Following his Army career,  Scott did not stay retired but joined the working world as a civilian.  Upon moving to Ashburn, he worked for various companies including Cabletron, Integic, Intersystems and finally Bentley Systems as the Global Director for Education.  He was very active with the American Legion in Ashburn.

Scott is survived by his wife Arlene, daughters Courtney and Jennifer and future-son-in-law Kevin Brener.

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