Friday, July 7, 2017


Leonard J. Kofler, 93, of Rib Lake, passed away Thursday July 6, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Leonard was born March 17, 1924 in Rib Lake to Virgil and Mary (Hartman) Kofler. He is a graduate of Rib Lake High School. Leonard married Emily M. Szczurek on November 29, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Church in Rib Lake. Emily preceded Leonard in death on January 15, 2017.
He is survived by his Children: Marie (Dale) Lindwall of Wausau, Michael (Kathy) Kofler of Prentice, Peter Kofler of Marshfield, 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren, and Sisters: Leona Kellerman and Monica Kofler.
Leonard is further preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter Vickie Wudi, and Siblings: Augustine, Ervin, Lawrence, Caroline and Cecelia.
Leonard worked for Hurd Manufacturing and Gem Products on the production lines. He also owned a dairy farm in Rib Lake with his wife Emily. He enjoyed listening to polka music and playing horseshoes, and was active in several horse shoe leagues in Rib Lake.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
A private Funeral Mass will be held Monday July 10, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at