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Betty Lou Kofron

December 22, 1937 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 80)

Betty Lou Kofron, age 80, of Lime Springs, IA, died on Monday, April 2, 2018, at Accura Healthcare in Cresco, IA, surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Mark Murphy officiating.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 5, at Our Lady of Lourdes from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., and continue for 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery.

Betty Lou Luitjens was born on December 22, 1937, in Marshalltown, IA, daughter of Lewis and Minnie (Meier) Luitjens.  She graduated from Dike High School in 1955.  Betty worked as a secretary at Iowa Securities until her marriage.  On December 22, 1962, she married Clement Kofron at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, IA.  Together the couple moved to a farm in rural Lime Springs in March of 1964.  They added a 6,500 capacity chicken house building to the farm.  Betty was in charge of picking up the eggs, feeding the chickens, feeding pigs and cows, and milking the cows while Clement worked in town.  She also worked as a home health aide for 12 years.  Betty was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes for many years.

Betty enjoyed baking and cooking everything from scratch, crocheting, embroidery, and chatting with everyone (no one was a stranger), playing cards with card club.  She loved nothing more than preparing a delicious meal for her children and grandchildren.  She loved to hear everyone saying grace before a meal. 

Betty is survived by her husband Clement of Lime Springs, IA, children Karen (Mark) Margotta of Oronoco, MN, Connie (Jeff) Dutton of Swisher, IA, Jean (Shane) Bolling of Denver, CO, and their son Jesse, Terry (Debi) Kofron of Des Moines, IA, and their children Caylee, Sam and Will, Lisa (John) Henry of Waterloo, IA, and their children Riley, Emily, Abby, and Logan, and her sisters Bonnie (Roger) Behrens of Stockton, MO, Darlene Itzen of Grundy Center, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Minnie Luitjens, brother-in-law Ronnie Itzen, sister Carol (Larry) Bruhn, father and mother-in-law Edward and Mary Kofron, and other Luitjens and Kofron relatives. 

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