Neil Curtis Lofberg, 71, of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, passed away on December 24, 2014 peacefully surrounded by his family.A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 29, 2014 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam, WI, with Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the church. A luncheon will follow at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam, WI.Neil was predeceased by his parents- Eileen and Arthur Lofberg, and his brothers Duane Lofberg & Rodney Lofberg. Neil is survived by his two children- Desiree Brush of Green Lake, WI and John Lofberg of Detroit Lakes, MN; the mother of his children Kathy Dickson of Detroit Lakes, MN; two grandchildren- Jake Brush of Chicago, IL and Savannah Brush of Milwaukee, WI; two sisters- Pat (Edward) Stokke of Woodbridge, VA, and Marlys (Francis) Anderson of Thief River Falls, MN; three brothers- Gary (Mary Ann) Lofberg of Thief River Falls, MN, Brian (Cookie) Lofberg of Fox Lake, WI and Michael (Michelle) Lofberg of Fox Lake, WI; as well as many nieces and nephews; and lastly his beloved dog Molly.Neil was born in Pelund, MN on July 25, 1943. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, MN in 1961 and continued on to earn degrees in Business and Economics at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN in 1966.Neil was the owner of Lofberg’s, Inc., which controlled multiple grocery stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and West Virginia. He was honored as a member of the “Wisconsin 100” as being in the top 100 privately owned corporations in the state. He also held multiple positions with professional grocery organizations throughout his career and was very highly respected in his industry.Neil was on the Board of Trustees for Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Beaver Dam YMCA, as well as the Chamber of Commerce. For a period, Neil was also the Chairman of the Board for the Kettle Moraine Hospital System in Oconomowoc, WI.Neil loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter throughout the U.S., resulting in an incredible collection of taxidermy. He enjoyed collecting wildlife art and a multitude of other objects and artifacts. He also had a passion for collecting all types of guns, both old and new.Neil was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1975. Memorials may be directed to First Evangelical Lutheran Church.