Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

April 24, 2013

Willard Kauffman

Jan. 26, 1950-April 22, 2013

LIGONIER — Willard Kauffman, 63, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Monday in Cromwell.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1950 in Arthur, Ill., to Eli and Bertha (Herschburger) Kauffman.  

On July 1, 1972, he married Alanna Mark.  

He is survived by his wife, Alanna of Ligonier; his daughter, Tina (Michael) Cain of Winter Garden, Fla.; three sisters, Ann (Jim) Helmuth of Topeka, Liz (Kenny) Mullett of Nappanee and Linda Schrock of Wolcottville; three brothers, Levi (Janice) Kauffman of Wolcottville, Robert (Debbie) Kauffman of Goshen and David (Karen) Kauffman of Wolcottville.  

Mr. Kauffman was preceded in death by his son, Todd Kauffman, and his daughter, Tara Kauffman.

Mr. Kauffman was a real estate broker with ReMax Results in Goshen for more than 10 years.  He loved his job and had a passion for working with people.  He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting with family and friends.  Willard enjoyed working with his hands and was an amazing wood craftsman.  At the age of 61, he raced his first half marathon at Disneyworld.  He was a member of Maple Grove Church, Topeka.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St., Topeka, where a funeral service in his honor will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Barry St. Clair will officiate.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in care of Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.

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