Funeral Mass for George T. Koffler, age 93, of New England will be held at 10:00 am, March 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of New England, ND with Father Gary celebrating. Burial will take place at the St. Mary’s cemetery.
Visitation for George will be on Tuesday from 2:00-7:00 pm at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6:00 pm.
George passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Country House Residence in Dickinson where he resided since February 2017.
George Anton “T” Koffler was born November 15, 1925 near Lefor, ND the son of George and Elizabeth (Hatzenbulher) Koffler. As a young boy, he attended school near Lefor. Upon the death of his father, at age 15, he farmed the family farm for his mother until he married Wilhemina “Minnie” Kuntz on February 8, 1944 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. The couple lived on a farm north of Lefor for a couple years, then a farm southwest of Dickinson for a year before moving to their lifetime farm, northwest of New England in 1947. George and Minnie raised 12 children while farming and ranching there. George enjoyed playing baseball in his younger days, playing cards, dancing, fishing, playing horseshoes and family gatherings. He loved cutting hay in the ditches. He always attended the Slope County Fair Rodeo each fall. George belonged to St. Pius Verin and the St. Anthony’s Club.
George is survived by nine children: Georgianne Kubischta of Belfield, Darlene (Alvin) Meier of Dickinson, Connie Ordahl of Dickinson, Patti Juliano of New England, Allan (Francine) of New England, Faye Wolf of Dickinson, Martin of New England, Vicki Madler of Rowley, IA, Tina Gullickson of New England, and son-in-law, Alan Madler of Cedar Rapids, IA; 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Tillie (Leo) Stein of Gladstone and Anne Heidt of Bismarck; and his special friend Katy Hirsch of Dickinson.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Minnie in 2003; sons, Larry and Jeffery; daughter, Janice; sons-in-law, Herman Kubischta, Dr. Norman Ordahl, Jules Juliano and Paul Gullickson; three infant grandchildren; parents, George and Elizabeth Koffler; siblings, Joseph, John, Margaret Frederick, Christ, Peter, Jeanne Decker, Kathryn Rech, Ruth Massad, Betty Zenker and Lena Sticka.
Memorials are preferred to Country House Residence of Dickinson.
Burial Date: March 6, 2019
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday March 6, 2019, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New England
Rosary and Vigil Service: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
Visitation: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson