EDWARD S. KAUFFMAN, 79, of Arthur, IL passed away at 10:37 P.M. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, June 16, 2017 and from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and also from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 all at Trinity Christian Fellowship, 1774 CR 1800 North in rural Arthur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday, June 18, at the Church. Rev. Wilbur Gingerich will officiate. Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Edward was born on October 24, 1937 in Arthur, IL. He was a son of Sam A. and Fannie (Miller) Kauffman. He married Anna Kuhns on March 12, 1957 in Arthur, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Kauffman of Arthur, 7 children, Glen Kauffman and his wife Carolyn, of Arthur, IL, Gary Kauffman and his wife Dorothy of Lovington, IL, Dorothy Sommers of Sugar Creek, OH, Jim Kauffman and his wife Ginny of Phoenix, AZ, Phil Kauffman and his wife Cindy of Bee Branch, AK, Roger Kauffman and his wife Jodi of Arthur, IL, and Treva Miller and her husband Kevin of Goshen , IN, 21 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Ray Kauffman of Phoenix, AZ, and 2 sisters, Ella Kauffman and Carrie Kauffman both of Decatur, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Mervin E. Kauffman, 1 son-in-law, Jon Sommers, 4 brothers, Fred Kauffman, Ervin Kauffman, Albert Kauffman and Levi Kauffman, and 2 sisters, Cora Herschberger and Tillie Herschberger.
Edward farmed until 1984. After farming he worked as a welder at EZ Trail and most recently at CHI. He also operated a commercial cleaning business for 12 years, “Kauffman’s Janitorial Service”. From 2003 to 2006 he and Anna operated a Bed and Breakfast in Middlebury, IN He and Anna have spent the past 10 winters in Phoenix, AZ.
Edward enjoyed working in his shop. He dearly loved his family and they dearly loved him.