STEVE A. KAUFFMAN, 97, of Arthur, IL passed away at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his residence in rural Arthur, IL.
Funeral services were held at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the George Kauffman residence, 2303 CR 1600 E, in in rural Arthur, IL. Bishop Nelson Diener officiated. Burial was in the Otto Cemetery in Arthur, IL. Visitation was any time after 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the George Kauffman residence. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Steve was born on December 18, 1916 in Douglas County, IL. He was a son of Alfred J. and Clara S. (Miller) Kauffman. He married Katie Ann Yoder on December 17, 1940 in Arthur, IL. She passed away on March 2, 2013. They lived in Holy matrimony for 72 years, 2 months and 14 days.
He is survived by 10 children, Kenneth Kauffman and his wife Annie of Tuscola, IL. Jake Kauffman and his wife Fannie of Arcola, IL, Nelson Kauffman and his wife Ella of Humboldt, IL, Joe Kauffman of Arthur, IL, Clare Miller of Arthur, IL, Ben Kauffman and his wife Pauline of Lovington, IL, Irene Kauffman of Arthur, IL, George Kauffman and his wife Lorene of Arthur, IL, Mary Kauffman of Arthur, IL and Louise Herschberger and her husband Wilmer of Arthur, IL; 51 grandchildren; 161 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, David Kauffman of St. Ignatius, Montana and Joe Kauffman of Goshen, IN and 1 sister-in-law Fannie Kauffman of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife Katie Ann (Yoder) Kauffman, an infant daughter, a, son-in-law, Melvin Miller, and 2 daughters-in-law, Alta Kauffman and Edna Kauffman, 5 brothers, Menno, George, Jake, Harve and Ben Kauffman and one sister, Katie Plank.
Steve was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.
Facts Born: December 18, 1916