TORRINGTON – An open house celebration of life for Terry Gene Lofink, 77, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds. A private family burial will take place at the Valley View Cemetery.
Terry died May 11, 2020, at Highlands Ranch Hospital in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Memorials may be given to the First Congregational Church. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Terry was born May 21, 1942, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the son of Arthur and Freda (Keller) Lofink. He grew up and received his education in Torrington, graduating high school there in 1960. He met Carolyn Rieb in 1961 and they were married Sept. 9, 1962. He farmed in the Torrington area for 55 years before retiring in early 2020.
Terry enjoyed attending tractor pulls, watching his grandsons participate in sports and his son coach. He was a die-hard Wyoming Cowboys fan and a devout western movie watcher.
He was a life-member of the First Congregational Church where he served as deacon and helped start the September Fest. He helped start and was a member of the Torrington Tractor Pull Association, a member of the EWC Booster Club and the EWC Booster Club Adopt-A-Player Program, a member of the Torrington FFA Alumni Association, the Cowboy Joe Club, the Goshen County Sheep Association and the Gleaners Union.
Terry is survived by his wife Carol of Torrington; his son Terry (Whitne) Lofink of Scottsbluff; grandsons Beau, Braden, and Blake; brother-in-law Marvin (Virginia) Rieb; sisters-in-law Pat (Thomas) Anderson, Nancy (Roy) Brewer, and Cindi (Kim) Griggs; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Henry and Katherine Rieb; and Ronald Rieb.