Alvin E. Koffarnus

Alvin E. Koffarnus, age 90, of Hilbert, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Brillion Westhaven in Brillion.  He was born December 9, 1926 in the Town of Chilton, son of the late George & Helena (Lautenschlager) Koffarnus.

Alvin was baptized into the family of Christ and later confirmed his faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert where he remained a life long member serving on various boards.  

He proudly served in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in September of 1947.  Following his discharge, Alvin began working with his brother, Rueben at his cheese factory.  

He married Delores Paul at Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church in Potter on August 16, 1949.  In April of the following year, the couple moved back to the Koffarnus family homestead and began farming in the Town of Chilton.  During his time on the farm, the Koffarnus family farm was recognized as a Century Farm having remained in the same family for 100 years.  Through his working career, Alvin also worked installing silo and barn equipment for a local dealer.

Knowing all of the blessings bestowed upon him by God, Alvin always maintained a servant’s heart looking to serve others in any way he could.  Besides the various boards and committees he volunteered on at church, he also served on the Hilbert School District Board and served as Treasurer for the Town of Chilton for 32 years.  

Although Alvin worked hard and served others well, he also found time to relax and enjoy himself.  He enjoyed time spent bowling with his wife at couple’s bowling, shooting dart ball, and enjoying the great outdoors hunting, sturgeon spearing and taking time to travel to Canada & Minnesota to fish the Boundary Waters.  His most cherished hobby was playing cards; with a slap on his knee and a contagious joyful laugh, everyone in the house knew Alvin was playing.  

Survivors include his children: Dallas (Denith) Koffarnus, Douglas (Cheri) Koffarnus, Daniel (Cindy) Koffarnus; his grandchildren: Michael, Andrew, Sarah, Thomas, Amy, Tracy, Ross, Nicholas & Taylor; his great grandchildren: Isaac, Norah, Lauren, Elsie, Anna, Evan, Claire, Vivian, Lydia & Karen; a sister: Vera Smallcombe; and his sisters-in-law: Elaine Giese, Kay Koffarnus & Edwina Paul.  

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Delores; an infant grandchild: Ryan; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters.  

Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St.) in Hilbert with the Rev. Mark Krueger officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church from 2:00 pm until 3:45 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017.