Edward M. Kirchofner
Jan. 24, 1929 – Jan. 2, 2018
Edward M. Kirchofner, the son of John and Anna (Miller) Kirchofner was born in the rural Pierce County, North Dakota home of his parents on January 24, 1929. He died at the age of 88 years on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.
Edward was raised in the farm home of his parents and received his education in a country school near his home. Being mentally challenged, following school, he
worked on the family farm for almost his entire working years until the family moved into Rugby. Edward was a lifetime member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby and immensely enjoyed the farm and taking care of the animals. Following his mother’s death in 1985, he was able to remain in the family home with the help of his siblings. Edward moved into the Haaland Estates assisted living facility in 2010. Due to illness, Edward has made his home at the Heart of America Care Center for the past three months.
Survivors include his sister, Betty Kraft of Karlsruhe; sister-in-law, Bernice Kirchofner of Rugby; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was pre-
ceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Jacob, Walter, Sebastian, John Jr. and Roy; three sisters, Josephine Geisinger, Lena Nygaard and Cecilia Clark.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Haaland Estates Chapel in Rugby. Father Tom Graner was the Celebrant. Spring burial will be in the Little Flower Cemetery, Rugby. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the time of the service. The Pianist & vocal leader was Angie Deplazes.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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