Former VP Lofquist, 79, dies

by Lynne Kozarek

Dr. Lloyd Henry Lofquist, former vice president of academic affairs and chair of the University psychology department, died Monday morning at age 79.
Lofquist served as the vice president of academic affairs in the late 1960s to the early 1970s under University President C. Peter McGrath. Lofquist continued to teach at the University until 1987, when he retired.
Lofquist was born in 1917 in Minneapolis and was a longtime Minnesota resident.
Lofquist’s daughter, Mary Yanchar, called her father dignified and scholarly, and that he will best be remembered for his work in counseling and psychology. “He was kind, quiet and always put a lot into his work,” she said.
Lofquist is also survived by his son Mark. Lofquist’s wife, Lilian, died in 1989.
Lofquist’s grandson, Chris Yancher, said that his grandfather was an important part of the University’s history and will be missed by his entire family.
Services for Lofquist will be held Thursday in Hudson, Wis.