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• DANTON, Marjorie,
age 90, of Lenoir City, formerly of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 6, 2011. Mrs. Danton was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradenton. She was a devoted wife and mother who provided a loving home for her husband of 64 years and actively pursued her life-long hobby of tap dancing. Mrs. Danton was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Danton Sr.; son, William C. Danton; sister, Helen Metcalf Burroughs; and brother, William Metcalf. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Vicky Danton; Ken Jr. and Pam Danton; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Danton; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Gloria Metcalf; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, April 12, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Carol Westpfahl officiating. Graveside service was April 16, 2011. at Mansion Memorial Cemetery in Ellenton, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Danton family.

• LOFGREN, Christopher Louis “Lou,”
age 77, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Lou was born April 8, 1933, in Olympia, Wash. Lou was an U.S. Air Force veteran who held a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and had a 40-year career with the Boeing Aerospace Company. He was located in Seattle until later in his career when he relocated to Knoxville to assist in the opening of the Boeing plant in Oak Ridge. His career took him to many parts of Europe and Asia. Lou retired to Knoxville from Boeing Houston where he was honored to be a part of the building of the space station. He enjoyed golf and spent summers sailing in the Pacific Northwest. Lou was predeceased by his parents, Daisy and Christopher Lofgren; sister, Marie Lofgren Johnson; and brother, George Lofgren. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Suzanne McNabb; and her children, Cary and Richard; and two grandchildren; his daughter, Marlena Lofgren Phillips; son, Christopher Lofgren; two grandsons; and a step-granddaughter; two sisters, Carla Lofgren Johnson and Anita Lofgren Hardin; and former wife and good friend, Arlene Butler. Lou was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension where he was active in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He cherished the many friendships he found in Knoxville. A Celebration of Lou’s Life was Thursday at the Church of the Ascension with the Rev. Howard Hess officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: FISH Hospitality Pantries, 800 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at

age 75, passed away at his Knoxville home from complications related to liver cancer Monday morning, April, 11, 2011. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Venkatesan was the president of Southern Coke and Coal. He was an active member of the Indian community of Knoxville and served as the first president of the Indian American Association for Political Action for the Knoxville area. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Padma Venkatesan; their daughter, Madhavi Venkatesan; and a grandson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike.

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