Onifer

Kathryn L. Onifer, of Foley, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, after a battle with COVID. She was 76 years old.

She was born on April 23, 1944 to Howard and Edna Codden in Bemidji. In 1948, her family moved to Braham as her dad’s job with Great Northern Railroad was transferred to the Braham area.   

In October 1964, she was united in marriage to Bill Onifer. In 1965, the couple moved to Mora to raise their two sons. She worked at Fingerhut and several other jobs in the Mora area. She and her husband divorced in 1991, and she soon met John Stofflet (Tuba). They made their home in Foley. She worked at the Willmar Poultry Company until retiring in 2009.   

She had a love and knowledge of growing flowers and vegetables that was second to none, and many considered her a master gardener. She and her husband enjoyed gardening together, feeding birds, having garage sales and driving around the countryside enjoying the landscape. They also loved visiting friends and family with their schnauzers, Gizmo and Harley. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sharon Leaf.  

She is survived by her partner of over 28 years, John Stofflet; sons, Jeff Onifer, Mark Onifer; granddaughter, Emma; sisters, Carol Leaf, Sandra Hasser, Tammy Calaman; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

A celebration of her life will take place in the spring to ensure the safety of everyone. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred and can be sent to Foley Funeral Home 221 2nd Avenue, PO Box 307, Foley, MN  56329

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