Kenneth L. Kofoed, 89, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.
He was born June 22, 1930 in Omaha, NE to Einar F. and Anna C. Kofoed, who were Scandinavian immigrants, his father coming from Denmark and his mother from Sweden.
He attended elementary school in Marcellus, MI and junior high school in Marcellus, MI as well as Niles, MI. He then attended high school in Everett, WA, graduating in 1948.
After graduating from high school Kenneth enlisted in the USAF for three years, but his enlistment was extended due to the Korean War. His specialty field was cryptography.
After being discharged from the USAF, he attended Oklahoma City University, graduating with honors with a BS Degree in accounting in the summer of 1956.
He met the love of his life, Delores Roscher while stationed at Tinker AFB and they were united in marriage on August 24, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in El Reno, OK. Two sons were born to this union, Gary and Darrell Kofoed, whom Kenneth loved dearly and was extremely proud of.
Moving to Yukon in 1966, he was an active member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Kenneth was also a member of the Scandinavian Club and Transcon Retirees Club.
He worked in the motor freight industry for 40 plus years. He was employed by Lee Way Motor Freight for 32 years, starting in 1952 until Lee Way’s cessation of business in 1984, as a transportation dispatcher, administrator and Superintendent of Transportation. After Lee Way his skills were used by Transcon Lines, McLain Motor Freight, and Hann Freight Lines.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard Kofoed, Lennert (Lenny) Kofoed and Edward (Ed) Kofoed and brother-in-law, Carl Roscher.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; sons, Gary Kofoed and wife Beverly and Darrell and wife Lena; grandchildren: David Kofoed and wife Susan, Matthew Kofoed and wife Falica, “favorite granddaughter”, Jessica Kofoed Adair and husband Daric, and Jacob Kofoed as well as great grandchildren: Thomas Kofoed, Macie Kofoed, Sage Morrison, Jack Kofoed and Kenneth Dean Adair.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 675 W. Vandament Ave., Yukon, OK 73099, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, c/o Gift Processing Center, 600 W. 11th, Amarillo, TX 79101 or Oaks Indian Mission, 155 N. Military Rd., Oaks, OK 74359 / https://www.oaksindianmission.org/donate.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Yukon, with interment following at the Yukon Cemetery.
Online condolences may be signed at http://www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.