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Dean B. Kofoed


1924 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dean B. Kofoed Obituary
Dean B. Kofoed, 91, of Iona, Idaho, died quietly in his sleep, Sunday, March 13, 2016. 
He was born to Oliver LeRoy Kofoed and Mabel Byington Kofoed of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho on July 31, 1924.
Dean served in the United States Navy during WWII in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; and at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.
He married Erma Jean Chaffin of Rose, Idaho on December 22, 1945 in Blackfoot, Idaho; their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls, LDS Temple. They provided for and raised six children on their dairy farm in Terreton, Idaho. 
Dean's life was filled with service to family and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the capacity of Bishop, Bishopric Counselor, Temple Worker (Idaho Falls Temple), Teacher, Home Teacher and various ward callings. He loved to sing, golf, bowl and spend time with family.
He is survived by three daughters; Marsha Green, Vickie (Robert) Jones, and Sharon (William) Froehlich; three sons:  Randall (Diane) Kofoed, Steven Kofoed, and Robert (Martie) Kofoed; sixteen grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Erma Jean and one grandson, Jamie Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Iona Stake Center, 7555 N. 55 E. Iona, Idaho.  Friends and family may gather from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Fielding Memorial Cemetery, immediately following funeral services. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Mar. 30, 2016
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