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Ann Marie Kofron

June 20, 1939 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 78)

Memorial services for Ann Marie Kofron, 78, of Tipton, Iowa will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, at 2:00 pm. Ann passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at U of I Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa after a short illness. In honoring Ann's final wishes, she was cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome,com.


Ann was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1939 to Marty and Rose Russo. In 1961 she was united in marriage to James H. Kofron and shortly thereafter they moved to West Branch, Iowa and in 1973 moved to Tipton, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two boys James and Steven. In addition to being a wife and mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Ann had a successful cake decorating business for many years and also worked at the Tipton dairy and a marketing research firm in Cedar Rapids. She was an artist, a Cub Scout leader, and a generous and welcoming friend to everyone she met. Ann did volunteer work for a political organization as well as the local humane society for a number of years.

Surviving Ann are her children, James Kofron of Washington, Iowa and Steven Paul Kofron of Tipton, Iowa; sisters Pauline Berglund of San Diego, CA and Mary Russo-Chadek of Sussex, WI; grandchildren, Gregory and Alyssa as well as many friends and relatives in Iowa and Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Friends of the Animals Shelter in Tipton, Iowa appreciated.

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