BOXHOLM – Daniel Kauffman, 90, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Bethany Manor in Story City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. Rev. Rod Meyer will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Boxholm. Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Daniel Nathan Kauffman was born November 24, 1923. He was the seventh child of nine in the Noah D. and Kate (Egli) Kauffman family. Daniel grew up in the Rockwell City area and attended the Manson Mennonite Church. He graduated from Rockwell City High School in 1941. After high school Dan served as a smoke jumper in the Missoula Mt. area for two years. He attended college in Heston, Kansas, and then returned home to Rockwell City and started farming.
On August 12, 1950, Daniel was united in marriage to Elaine Freeman and they moved to Boxholm where Dan farmed until retiring.
Dan was active in Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm, and served on the Boxholm Co-op Board. Dan enjoyed his family and loved to visit his brothers and sisters and tell the old Kauffman stories. He spent many hours with his grandchildren which he enjoyed and cherished. Dan enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and many handyman projects. He was very proud of his Mennonite heritage and his service with the smoke jumpers.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Roy, Joe, and Walt Kauffman, and sisters, Marion Jones, Rose Mason, Gertrude Powell, Grace Natchigall, and a grandson, Mark Kauffman.
Dan is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elaine Kauffman of Boxholm, Iowa; sons, Ray (Laurie) Kauffman of Harcourt, Iowa, and Tom (Frances) Kauffman of Pilot Mound, Iowa; sister, Edith Piper of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren, Matt (Jenny) Kauffman, Mike (Katie) Kauffman, Megan (Jon) Christie, Mallory Kauffman, John Kauffman, and Holly Kauffman; and great-grandchildren, Joe and Grace Kennedy, Charlie, Christopher, and Chase.
Memorials may be left to Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm.