Richard Bruce Koffend

Richard Bruce Koffend, 65, of Morning Sun, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Service in Mediapolis.  Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023 at the funeral home.  Richard’s wishes are to be cremated following the Celebration of Life Services.  A memorial has been established for the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.    Online condolences can by left for the family at

Richard Bruce Koffend was born on October 27, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Paul and Marjorie Koffend.  Richard graduated from Lane Tech High School in the Chicago area and studied chemistry as an undergrad.  In 1981, he graduated from The University of Iowa PA Program with a score of 98% on the national board exam.    On December 31, 1987, Richard was united in marriage to Vicki Hahn in Burlington.   Richard practiced medicine in Louisa and Des Moines County for 37 years.  He taught continuing medical education for 25 years and was elected to the Morning Sun school board.  Richard was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church, an ordained Pastor doing Jail Ministry for Jesus, member of Calvary Baptist Church in Muscatine and was a volunteer for the hospice house in West Burlington.  He enjoyed practicing medicine, Notre Dame and Iowa football, Blackhawks hockey, reading history, Christmas time and his Christmas tree, playing cards with his family, Bible study and teaching, the Four Seasons, weight lifting and cycling, especially Ragbrai.  He especially loved spending time with his family and watching his kids play sports.

Richard will be deeply missed by his children Justin (Jaime) Yoder of Mount Pleasant, Stacy (Doran) Massner of Mediapolis, Nicholas (Lindsey) Yoder of Mt. Pleasant, Lindsey Koffend of Morning Sun and Kelsey Koffend of North Liberty; grandchildren, Dakota, Levi, Izabell, Layk, Rylie, Owen, Jayden, Kyler, Evee, Sofia, Nora, Easton and Lila and brother, Mick (Mary) Koffend of Austin, Texas.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki on September 6, 2018; his parents and two brothers, Pat and Fred Koffend.