John E. Liljegren
John E. Liljegren
  • October 24, 1950 - December 18, 2017
  • Ruckersville, Virginia

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John E. Liljegren, 67, of Ruckersville, passed away on December 18, 2017. He was born in 1950, to the late Ingvar and Tillie Liljegren, and he was the beloved husband of Joyce Kostoff Liljegren. John was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Collins.

John was born and raised in Portsmouth, Va. and very proud of his service in the Army during the Vietnam War as part of the Air Cavalry Troop. He was a member of his local VFW and American Legion. He loved his German Shepherds, Katie, Gus, Mona, and Molly, and a miniature dachshund named Joslyn.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, John is survived by his son, John T. Liljegren, husband of Jasveen Kaur; son, Billy Joe Hall; daughter, Robin N. Hale, wife of Jeremy Hale; grandsons, Desmond Hale and William Hall; granddaughters, Haley Hall, Ophelia Hale, and Kiran Liljegren; his sisters, Ruth Casteen, wife of Tim, Debbie Weatherford, wife of Tom, and Kathy Creekmore, wife of Charles. His memory is cherished by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2 p.m. at Teague Funeral Home in Charlottesville, with burial to follow at Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Lovingston, Va. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 22, 2017, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Program or the Madison-Greene Humane Society.