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“Our sympathy to the Kauffman family. Our prayers are with you. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carolyn Lamm - ogden, IA - Friend

“Very sorry for your loss! ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Gonnerman - Pocahontas, IA

“Ray Kauffman was (his life) and is (his memory) the Dalai Lama of kindness and goodness. It is proper when remembering someone to honor their...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas Shepard - Eugene, OR

“So sorry for your loss. I hope that you and your family can remember all of the blessings that you've shared over the years. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dale Peterson - Niceville, FL

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kevin & Lori Bauer - Paton, IA

“Laurie and family me heart aches for you all, I am so very sorry. Ray way a wonderful husband and father. He will be greatly missed by us all. He is...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Karen McGuire - Friend

“I am so sorry for your lost, he was a great man. I grew up around the family. Our family and Ray family did things together. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Laura (Abrahamson) Bair - Omaha, NE

“Ray had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back, one of the best people I have ever known. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Butrick - Lehigh, IA - Friend

“My sincere sympathy at the death of Ray. He made a big impact on the community during his life. He is going to be missed. He always had a smile...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Swanson - Dayton, IA

“We were so sad to learn of Ray's passing. We admired his kindness, sense of responsibilty, and love and devotion to his family. He was a very special...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Pat and Joe DeGreve - East Moline, IL

“Sorry to hear about Ray's untimely death.Lost touch with him in the 70's.Went to high school with him and served in the same Guard u nit. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: John Shannon - Hartman, AR

“Kauffman Family, We are absolutely heartbroken for all of you. What a wonderful man, that Papa Ray. We pray for your comfort. Much love, Brian,...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Rachel Childs - Mineral, IL

“Matt and family, thinking of you all. May God wrap his arms around you and give you all peace. Prayers for strength in the coming days. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Brent Linzie Dagel - Lake Wilson, MN

Ray Kauffman, 64, of Harcourt, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:30, Friday, August 5, 2016, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton, with Rev. Russ Crouthamel officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Boxholm. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Raymond Dan Kauffman was born on April 16, 1952, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Dan and Elaine (Freeman) Kauffman. He graduated with the Boxholm Community High School class of 1970, and furthered his education at D.M.A.C.C. and I.C.C.C. He served in the Iowa National Guard in Boone working on Helicopter Hydraulics.

On June 10, 1977, Ray was united in marriage to Laurie Ann Wolf in Pocahontas, Iowa. The couple established their home in Harcourt where they farmed for 39 years. Ray loved farming the land but his true love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ray was active in the community having served on the Boxholm Coop Board, Webster County Extension Council, 4-H and the Webster County Sheep Committee, and Farm Bureau Board. He was a former member of the Boxholm Lions Club and Christ The King Catholic Church where he served on Church council. He enjoyed farming, tractor rides on his Massey Harris 22, yearly fishing trips to Akaska, South Dakota, and coffee in Harcourt with his pals.

His father, Daniel Kauffman, and one son, Mark Christopher Kauffman, preceded Ray in death.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Laurie Kauffman of Harcourt, Iowa; two sons, Matt (Jenny) Kauffman and children, Christopher and Chase of Laurel, Iowa, and Mike (Katie) Kauffman and children, Joe and Grace of Harcourt, Iowa; two daughters, Megan (Jon) Christie and children, Kennedy and Charlie of Ogden, Iowa, and Mallory Kauffman of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; his mother, Elaine Kauffman of Story City, Iowa; and one brother, Tom (Frances) Kauffman of Boxholm, Iowa.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.