Obit: Koffarnus, Leona L. (1919 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bowen, DeWitt, Dins, Hermanson, Ihrke, Karsten, Koffarnus, Neumann, Osegard, Olk, Schmidt, Staffeil, Vander Velden

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 8/29/2016

Koffarnus, Leona L. (Staffeil) (29 JUL 1919 - 26 AUG 2016)

Leona L. Koffarnus, age 97, of Colby, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Colonial Center in Colby.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend Mark Neumann will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Leoan was born on July 29, 1919 in the Town of Colby, the daughter of William and Emma (Dins) Staffeil.

She was united in marriage to William Koffarnus on May 18, 1940 in Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2001. Together they farmed in rural Curtiss. She was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.

Leona is survived by her son, Doug (Carol) Koffarnus of Auburndale; four grandchildren: Brian (fiancée', Geri Ihrke) Koffarnus, Deanna Olk, Jeremy (fiancée, Kari DeWitt) Olk and Erika Osegard (Jeff Hermanson); five great-grandchildren: Colin Koffarnus, Marissa Koffarnus, Jordan Olk, Emma and Madyson Osegard.

She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Pearl Koffarnus of Curtiss; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; her daughter, Donna Vander Velden; a brother, Roger Staffeil; three sisters: Laura Schmidt, Alice Karsten and Auriella Bowen.



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