Leland Kofoed (1921 – 2006)

Leland ?Bud? Kofoed, age 84 a resident of Kenosha, formerly of Paddock Lake, died Sunday March 12, 2006 at Brookside Care Center. He passed peacefully holding hands with his daughter and granddaughter.

Born in Meservy Iowa on August 14, 1921 he was the son of the late Hans and Bena (Pederson) Kofoed.

He was educated in the schools of Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School.

He served in the US Navy as a Chief Aerial and Navel Officer. He became an aerial photographer attached to the South Pacific force in Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, and Kaneohe. He was also stationed in the Hawaiian Islands where he photographed the attack of Pearl Harbor. After serving in the Navy, he returned to Altoona WI and owned a photo finishing business.

On September 4, 1944 in Chula Vista California he married Ione Zimmerman.

After a few years he moved to Kenosha where he worked at American Motors. He retired in 1983.

He was a member and Charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake. He acted as the church treasurer for a time. He was also Sunday School Superintendent and volunteered in many other areas of the church. He was a Boy Scout Leader and a 4-H Leader. He enjoyed gardening and working in the yard, and while living in Paddock Lake, particularly enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Ione of Kenosha; one son Steve (Kathy) of Kenosha, two daughters Kathryn (Bill) Weeks of Wadsworth IL, Roberta (John) Bloner of Kenosha; six grandchildren; Jonathan Hubbard, Annie Bloner, Jason Kofoed, Kevin Kofoed, Kristi Jo Kofoed, Heidi Hurt-Stix and two great grandchildren, Darren Kofoed and Margaret Stix.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Viola Gordon and Mildred Blomberg.

Funeral services for ?Bud? will be held on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 2:00PM at Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake WI. (24929-75th Street, Paddock Lake). Visitation will be on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at the church from 12:00 noon until the time of services. Burial will follow at Salem Mound Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial would be appreciated to Christ Lutheran Church.

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