Services for Rodney Lofquest age 60 of rural Wisner, NE will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service in the church basement. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
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Rodney passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home.
Rodney Louis Lofquest was born on December 24, 1959 in Fremont, NE to Robert Louis and Evelyn Lucille (Wickersham) Lofquest. Rodney attended Fremont Public Schools.
On February 3, 1978, he was united in marriage to Diana Heller in Fremont, NE. They lived near Fremont, where Rodney was engaged in farming. The family lived in West Point for 25 years, before moving to an acreage northeast of Wisner. Rodney was a truck driver for many years, where he was known as “Hot Rod”
Rodney enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and generally being outdoors. He loved caring for his animals, and spending time with his family, and especially teasing his grandchildren.
Wife- Diana Lofquest of Wisner, NE
Children and their families-
Jennifer and Brian Gelster of Marshall, MN and family-
Jason, Alainna, Rebecca, and Allison
Julie Cram and fiancée Tory Sorensen of Fremont, NE and family-
Zachary and Emily and daughter-Charlee, Bailey, Chelsea, Taylor, Katelyn, and Spencer
Jillian and John Dather of Fremont, NE and family-
Josh, Taylor, Clayton, Carter, MaKenna, and Sidney
Jamie and LJ Parker of Wisner, NE and family-
Alexis, Erica, Hannah, and Evan
Sisters- Janice Tank of Longmont, CO
Cheri Stastny of Fremont, NE
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law-
David and Gwen Heller of Omaha, NE
Debbie and Dean Slechta of Bennington, NE
Jon (Lou) Williams of Kansas City, MO
Denise and John McDuffee of Scribner, NE
Della and Monte Davis of Omaha, NE
Donald Heller of Bennington, NE
Daniel Heller and Kelly SalMej of Omaha, NE
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents-Robert and Evelyn Lofquest, a brother-Robert Lofquest and parents in law-Donald and Alyce (Koglin) Heller.