Joseph G. Koffler

Joseph G. “Joe” Koffler, 99, Dickinson, N.D. died March 10, 2013 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson.koffler_j-1

Posted March 14, 2013

The Herald

Joe’s Mass of Christian Burial was held March 14, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fr. Keith Streifel as the celebrant. Interment will take place later at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Joseph G. Koffler was born Jan.12, 1914 in Stark County of North Dakota, the son of George and Elizabeth (Hatzenbuehler) Koffler. He attended country school in Stark County.

On May 17, 1938, Joe married Margaret Kessel May 17, 1938. They have lived in Dickinson for 74 years, where they raised their five children. Joe’s passion was cars, from repairing to restoring, and belonging to the Dakota Western Auto Club. In the early 1940’s Joe started Koffler Garage. In 1949, he and Margaret opened the 22 Club in south Dickinson, and from there in 1979, Frontier Liquor was established.

Joe is survived by his wife, Margaret, Dickinson, N.D.; their five children, Richard (Judy) Koffler and Shirley Godes, all of Dickinson, N.D.; Michael (Jeannie) Koffler and Darryl (Karen) Koffler, all of Bismarck, N.D. and Ron (Cindy) Koffler, Dickinson, N.D.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; four siblings, Jennie Decker, Dickinson, N.D., Kathryn Rech, Salem, Ore., George Koffler, New England, N.D. and Lena Sticka, Dickinson, N.D.; and sister-in-law, Irene Koffler, Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elizabeth; brothers, John, Christ, and Pete; sisters, Margaret Frederick, Ruth Massad and Betty Zenker; son-in-law, Clem Godes; six brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.

Memorials are preferred to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dickinson.

Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.

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