Obit: Kauffman, William H. (1864 - 1932)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 14 April 1932

Kauffman, William H. (27 MAR 1864 - 8 APR 1932)

William Harrison Kauffman, the third son of Benjamin F. and Jane Kauffman, was born at Hillsboro, on March 27, 1864. Here he spent his boyhood and early youth, at home with his parents on a farm. As a young man, he worked in the saw mills in and around Hillsboro.

On Nov. 4, 1887 he was united in marriage to Louise Jacobs of Elroy. For several years they made their home at Hillsboro. In 1901 they moved to Clark County and settled on a farm in Section Seven in the Township of Loyal, where they lived for about five years. They then moved to a farm three miles west of the village. In 1917 they sold the farm and moved into the village, where for several years. Mr. Kauffman took an active interest in the progress of the community.

Their only residence in Loyal has been their present home in the south west part of the villagethe home which was made unusually comfortable and pleasant, not only by Mr. Kauffman’s ability as a carpenter, but also by his love for flowers, shrubbery, and trees.. It was always a delight to friends to look over the grounds with Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman, and to enjoy the result of their labor among the flowers, to note the variety of blossoms, and the arrangement and pleasing appearance of the whole thing.

During the summer of 1931 Mr. Kauffman’s health began to fail. Early in December he was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield where his condition rapidly improved and he was able to return home before Christmas. During the next three months he seemed to show a gradual improvement, but on Wednesday, March 3oth his condition suddenly became critical, and on Friday, April 8th, at 5:30 P. M., he quietly slipped through the portals into the Great Beyondinto that City whose Builder and Maker is God.

Mr. Kauffman is survived by his widow, Louise Kauffman; four sons, Vernard and Ray of Loyal, and Harley and Paul of Ft. Huachua, Ariz., two brothers, H. E. Kauffman of Hillsboro, Wis., and O. J. Kauffman of Los Angeles, California, and eight grandchildren. Two children, a daughter, Lucena, and a son, Charles, preceded him in death.

For many years Mr. Kauffman was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He was a faithful Neighbor, and enjoyed the fellowship of the organization. The memory of him will long remain with all those who knew him, for

There is no Death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath

Is but a suburb of the life elysian,

Whose portal we call Death.



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