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Joanne "Jo" (Hardy) Loefgren

d. February 25, 2023

Joanne (Jo) Hardy Loefgren, age 92, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2023.  Jo was born to Leonard and Letha (Cunning) Hardy in Fort Madison, Iowa and graduated from Fort Madison High School in 1948.  She majored in Elementary Education at Indiana University where she was active in many student organizations including Delta Gamma.  After Jo graduated in 1952, she began teaching Kindergarten at Indianapolis Public School #9.

In 1955, she married Roger Loefgren, who preceded her in death in 2008.  Jo and her family moved to Carmel in 1963.  Jo took a break from teaching to raise her children.  She stayed busy driving her two boys to sports, school, and church activities.  After Jo spent nights and weekends to earn her master’s degree at Butler University, she taught 1st grade at College Wood Elementary School for 20 years.  Jo was a founding member and past president of her PEO chapter and was an active member of Carmel United Methodist Church for almost 60 years.

Jo and Roger spent their retirement years traveling, golfing, and visiting family and friends.  She will be remembered for her friendly smile and many friends.

Jo’s greatest joy was her family, and she is survived by her sons, Ken (Debbie) and Bob (Patrice); and her two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Emily.  She will be missed as a mother, grandmother, and friend.

A service to celebrate Jo’s life will be held at The Barrington of Carmel in the Winter Hall on Friday, March 31st at 10 AM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Carmel United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting with arrangements.  To share memories or condolences, please visit Jo’s guestbook

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