John “Charlie” Kofron

John Charles “Charlie” Kofron, 88, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. He has been cremated and there will be no services at his request. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Charlie Kofron was born March 9, 1930 in Cedar Falls, the son of Edward and Mary (Bonn) Kofron. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1948. Charlie was self taught to become a certified public accountant, passing the CPA exam the first time he took it.

He worked for Culter Hardware for several years before working for Wiessman Industries, both in Waterloo, retiring in 1996. During the summer months he lived in Harpers Ferry and wintered in Meza, AZ. Charlie enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his bicycle, taking part in RAGBRAI with his brother, Phil, several times.

Survivors include his daughter, Nancy (Dave) Schmidt of Mankato, MN; three grandchildren, Hilary, Emma and Tyler Schmidt; and a brother, Clem Kofron of Lime Springs. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Thomas and Philip Kofron; and a sister, Mary Jo Fiscus.

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