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Elinor (Thompson) Kofta

August 24, 2021 | 15 comments

Elinor (Thompson) Kofta, 86, of rural Mindoro died 8/22/2021 after a brief illness. She is survived by children: Carol (Darell) Brehmer, Michael (Ruby) Kofta, Douglas Kofta, sisters Harriet Kofta and Patricia Thompson, 8 grandchildren  and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isabelle and Oscar Thompson, brother James Thompson, brother in law Joseph Kofta, daughter Anita Kofta and an infant grandson. Elinor was a born and lifelong teacher, teaching elementary school, librarian/IMC Director as well as elementary ESL teacher. Elinor shared her love of nature by taking a 6th grade class on a “leaving grade school” campout, as well as having a special “entry to teenage-hood” project for the farm with each of her Wisconsin grandsons Kevin, Taylor, Kendall and Ryan. Honoring Elinor’s wishes, there will be no funeral or services. The family would like to thank the Farmington Emergency Medical Team, Tri-state Ambulance and Gundersen Air, the 7th floor medical staff of Mayo Hospital, Ds. Krein and Salloway, St. Croix Hospice (especially Micki and Grace) for their excellent compassionate care.

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15 Comments

  1. Lorna M Kirby

    RIP, Elinor. Elinor was my classmate in West Salem High School. I will always remember her as a lovely, quiet girl with the most beautiful hair!

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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  2. Pat Hibbs

    💟Condolences to Elinor’s family. What a wonderful teacher and compassionate human being she truly was for hundreds of people! She was a💟 heart and soul mentor that was passionate about life and her work with children.We’ve lost a good one 💟

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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  3. Glen Hanson

    Elinor was one of the kindest individuals a person ever had the chance to meet and spend time with. A loss not forgotten.

    Georgia and Glen Hanson

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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  4. Deb Woerpel

    Ryan and family,
    I knew you, your grandmother, and “Sally” from the animal shelter. Elinor was a good friend to so many of us at the shelter. I enjoyed our visits very much, as well as the eggs she would bring. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
    With thoughts and love,
    Deb Woerpel

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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  5. Diane Gebhart

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, Elinor. I always enjoyed her company as a fellow librarian in the school district. And, always appreciated how she raised her independent, smart, and unique children.

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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    • Douglas Kofta

      Thank you Diane

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  6. sonia collins

    Sending my deepest Sympathy to Elinor’s Family… she was a KIND and CARING
    Lady who loved Nature and her Dogs…especially Sally. She was a great Friend to the Coulee Region Humane Society/Staff…bringing fresh veggies and those beautiful farm eggs. She always had time to chat w/staff and would bring a smile to all. She was a TREASURE and it was my pleasure to know her. Sending Prayers and Hugs to all. A Donaton will be given in her memory to CRHS.

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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  7. Sherry Thomson

    My thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Elinor was such a kind and loving person. I enjoyed our talks and only regret I didnt get to really say goodbye. I loved her so very much. She taught me things in gardening and always had a story. I’ll miss hearing about all of her chickens, she loved them. I will always hold dear in my heart the time I had with her.

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    • Carol Brehmer

      Thank you from Elinor’s family.

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