Johnathan F. Kofron

Johnathan F. (Willaman) Kofron, 48, of Mason City passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Visitation for John Kofron will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street Northeast, Mason City.

Johnathan Francis Willaman was born on October 17, 1968 to Linda and John Willaman in Canton, Ohio. Following his graduation from McKinnely High School, he started a catering service in Canton called the Silver Spoon.

He attended South Stark College and Kent State University. John completed his certifications for National K-9 Dog Trainers and became a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals through Ohio State University.

John attended the Peer to Peer education program and became a certified mentor through the National Alliance on Mental Illness teaching classes and practicing as a recovery support group facilitator at Walsch University.

After moving to Iowa in 2013, he opened the Bark Break Hotel with his business partner Dan Quinn. John met Darin Kofron and was married in 2015, residing in Mason City.

John is survived by his husband, Darin Kofron; step-daughters, Hannah Kofron (fiancé Eric Spear) and Hailey Kofron; his mother and step-father Linda and Ed Cook; grandmother Rosalene Cosgrave; aunt Ella Brown; father and mother-in-law Bernie and Karen Kofron; brothers-in-law Rick (Cindy) Kofron, Bernie Jr. (RoAnn) Kofron; sisters-in-law Lori Kofron (Deb Taylor), Chris (Chuck) Smoley; and many nieces and nephews.

John is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Willaman.


Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel
126 3rd Street Northeast, Mason City, Iowa 50401
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