The Loftus family mourns the loss of our dear mother, Florence “Dickie” Bauer Loftus.
Dickie was born in Wolf Point, Mont., Sept. 3, 1925, to Ambrose “AJ” Bauer and Hulda Marie Wendland Bauer. Upon graduation from Wolf Point High School, Dickie moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the Department of the Navy.
She married Milton “Spike” Loftus in 1945 and 10 years later they moved to Great Falls until she died at Peace Hospice on Dec. 22, 2019. She was 94 years old.
Dickie was everyone’s favorite due to her fun sense of humor, kindness and compassion. She was a Christian as evidenced by the fruits of the spirit listed Galatians V, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
Blessed with the gift of gab, she made friends easily wherever she went. Although she will be deeply missed, her positive influence lives on in the many family and friends who enjoyed her irresistible optimism and wisdom.
She is survived by her four children, Bruce, Greg (Jan), Susan (Craig Boye) and Cathy; and her grandchildren, Zachary, Jessica, Alexandria and Jake. Wolf Point nieces and nephews include the Kurokawa family of Tim, Karen, Don, Ruth, Mike and Kenny.
Dickie was preceded in death by her four sisters and two brothers, one of whom was LaVone “Vonie” Kurokawa and her son, Roy, of Wolf Point Cafe.
Dickie has been laid to rest at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point under direction of Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. A graveside service is planned for summer 2020.