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John Koffler

October 23, 1952 — April 10, 2015

John R. Koffler, 62, Mandan, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on April 10, 2015 at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Reverend Nick Schneider celebrating and Reverend Leonard Eckroth con-celebrating. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

John was born October 23, 1952 in Dickinson to Matthew and Ruth (Nelson) Koffler. He attended Mandan High School graduating in 1970. He went on to attend the University of Miami and NDSU. In July of 1972 John married his high school sweetheart, Victoria Wickham. John went back to school to become a goldsmith and then went on to purchase Wickham Jewelers from Vicki’s parents, Hadley and Ida Wickham. Up until John’s death, the store had been family owned and operated for nearly 65 years.

Blessed to have shared his life is his wife of 42 years, Vicki Koffler, Mandan; four daughters, Sarah (Brian) Heinert, Mandan, Megan (Luigi) Spasiano, Hollywood, FL, Kaitlin (Leevi) Moran, Mandan, and Danielle “Bubba” Koffler (Jebediah Quam), Mandan; and seven grandchildren, Isabella Danielle, Graciella Hadley, Brayden Matthew, Ellisia Ruth, and Malleia Reis Heinert, and Keira Lee and Lexus Ruth Moran. John is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis (Shirley) Koffler, FL and their daughter, Sherri Locandro, FL; nephews, Howard (Jodi) Koffler and Patrick (Sharri) Koffler, all of Florida; his extended family, Justin, Joan, Tully, and Devin Garberg, Minot; and his “Hairy Boy” Rocky and four grand-puppies, BJ, Emma, Sophie, and Bamboo.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Ruth Koffler; and his brother, Ronald Koffler.

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