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Marguerite Jane Liermann Loftin

July 26, 1920 - March 3, 2012
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Funeral services celebrating the life of Marguerite Jane Liermann Loftin age 91 will be held at 11:00 am Saturday March 10, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, Shreveport Louisiana where she was a faithful member. Officiating at the service will be Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Schmitt and Reverend Sig Kunz. Following the service Marguerite will be laid to rest next to her husband Philip at Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday March 9, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home Bossier City. Marguerite, the oldest of three children, was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on July 26, 1920 to Louise Emilie Voelz and Frederick Karl...
Funeral services celebrating the life of Marguerite Jane Liermann Loftin age 91 will be held at 11:00 am Saturday March 10, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, Shreveport Louisiana where she was a faithful member. Officiating at the service will be Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Schmitt and Reverend Sig Kunz. Following the service Marguerite will be laid to rest next to her husband Philip at Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday March 9, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home Bossier City.

Marguerite, the oldest of three children, was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on July 26, 1920 to Louise Emilie Voelz and Frederick Karl Liermann. Marguerite died on March 3,2012 in Bossier City from complications arising from a recent stroke.

She attended Marquette University and earned a degree in Medical Technology. Following graduation she enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital where she met James Philip Loftin of Martin, Louisiana. They were married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 21, 1943. They lived in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin until 1967 when they moved to Bossier City, Louisiana where Philip assumed the position of Director of the Laboratory at Bossier General Medical center. Both Marguerite and Philip were active in their professional organization. Marguerite was awarded Medical Technologist of the year in 1987 by the Louisiana State Society for Medical Technology.

She was an advocate for good schools and parent involvement with the classroom. She was very involved with the Benton PTA and eventually became President of the Louisiana PTA. She instilled this value of a good education in her children and her grandchildren.

She was passionate about genealogy , enjoying endless hours of researching family histories. She traveled extensively for pleasure and in search of her ancestral roots. She passed this interest along to her children and grandchildren. She also was Past President of the Ark-La-Tex Genealogy Association. This interest extended to the Civil War Round Table. She also was involved extensively with other civic and professional organizations including the Shreveport Opera, Symphony and Little Theatre Guilds. She was very proud of her family and especially the fact she has 5 grandsons who are Eagle Scouts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister Gene Lawrence. She is survived by her brother Frederick L. Liermann and wife Joan of Mukwonago Wisconsin. She is also survived by two daughters, Gail and husband Dan Pearce of Bossier City; Lauren and husband Peter Gould of Oakland New Jersey; four sons, James Philip Loftin MD and wife Patti of Plano, Texas; Michael Clayton Loftin and wife Kay of Benton, LA; Brian Edward Loftin and wife Kathye, of Bossier City LA; David Wayne Loftin and wife Rene' also from Bossier City. She has twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Horizon Bay for taking care of and loving Marguerite. We also thank the doctors and staff of Willis-Knighton Bossier for their wonderful care. Christus Schumpert Hospice and the staff at Pilgrim Manor provided kind and compassionate care to Marguerite and her family

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to Briarwood Retreat Center 670 Copper Canyon Road Argyle, TX 76226 , Christus Schumpert Hospice or donations may be made to the donor's choice.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com

"Mike and Kay, David and Renee, I just learned of your Mom's passing. I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and your families and to let you know..." Bonnie Bradley (Bossier City, LA)

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