Dr. James Loftus

Dr. James Meloyd Loftus, 87, was called to his eternal life Jan. 3, 2022. He was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Madison.

Dr. Jim grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison East High School. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1956 and interned at the B.J. Palmer Research Clinic.

Dr. Loftus practiced for 45 years in East Troy. When he retired and gave the reins to Dr. Tina Sullivan, he and Mary moved to Lake Geneva.

He was the perfect chiropractic influencer to many students and patients. Dr. Jim was one who could not stand still. He held many key posts in his chiropractic field and was awarded the Dr. Tueteberg achievement award for outstanding effort for the chiroproactic profession.

He served on several boards for the East Troy Kiwanis Club, East Troy School Board, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, and First Lutheran Church. He volunteered and served with several local social programs.

Dr. Loftus was an avid Wisconsin sports fan, including all the activities of his children and local sports heroes, holding Green Bay Packer tickets since 1956. Fishing in Canada, Florida and Alaska with family and friends was a favorite pastime.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Lou; sons, Dr. James (Dr. Linda) Loftus, William (Rick Cherry) Loftus, Dr. Daniel (Sharon) Loftus, Kenneth (Karen) Loftus; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Meloyd and Gladys Loftus, and his sister, Karen (Loftus) Jordan.

The family extends a special thank you to the Aurora Home Health and Hospice workers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 Logan St., Lake Geneva, are suggested.

Services were Jan. 8 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Bartelt officiates. Private burial was at the Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona.

Lazarczyk Family Funeral Homes, Steinke Chapel of lake Geneva, is serving the Loftus family.

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