Kofron, Ronald M.
Ronald M. Kofron, 64, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 Second St. SE, where a rosary begins at 7 p.m.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Lawana; sons, Shane Kofron and wife Cindy of Swisher and Thad Kofron of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Chayse, Peyton, Torrie and Kyann Kofron; father, Milo Kofron of Cedar Rapids; brother, Bernie Kofron of Cedar Rapids; former daughter-in-law, RaeLynn Kofron of Cedar Rapids; and brother-in-law, Earl Proctor of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys (Blin) Kofron.
Ronald was born May 22, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, and was a lifelong resident. He married Lawana Proctor on June 1, 1968, at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Ron had worked at FMC Corp. for 12 ½ years, CRST for seven years and Iowa Glass for 10 years, before his retirement. He was a member of Saint Jude’s Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years.
Ron loved to go hunting in Pennsylvania with his friends and spending time with his family. He was never too tired to play games, encourage or teach his grandchildren. He loved his family and friends with all his heart.
A special thanks to Virginia Hatch for the wonderful care that she gave Ron.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.papich-kubafs.com under “obituaries.”
Published in The Gazette Sept. 24, 2012.