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Kauffman, David Gideon (1878-1954)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1954 Sep 2 p. 9

Birth date: 1878 May 2

text of obituary:


David Gideon Kauffman was born at Garden City, Mo. May 2, 1878, a son of Stephen and Mary (King) Kauffmen [sic Kauffman], and passed to his eternal reward on August 7, 1954, at Trinity hospital, Minot, North Dakota at the age of 76 years four months and five days, after a heart illness of one week’s duration.

On Jan. 30, 1902, he was married to Anna E. King of West Liberty, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a son Herbert, who died in 1934, and his wife Anna who passed away in 1946.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ida Martin of Jackson, Minn.; five children, Carl A. of Creston, Mont.; Nelson E. of Hannibal, Mo., Mrs. Wallace Kauffman of Exeland, Wisc., Floyd E. and Harold, both of Minot, North, Dak.; a foster son, Dale Huntzinger, of Surrey, N.D.; 29 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

In 1916 he moved with his family to Minot, North Dakota, where he maintained his residence until his death.

In his youth he became a member of the Mennonite Church, of which he was a devoted and faithful member until his death. He was always a supporter and promoter of the work of the Lord. He taught his children loyalty to the Church by his example and family worship. After the passing of his wife he spent most of his time helping in mission work in Minnesota, Arkansas and Missouri. He was particularly helpful in the building programs.

Funeral services were held August 9 at the Fairview Mennonnite [sic Mennonite] church with E. G. Hochstetler of Wolford, North Dakota in charge, assisted by John Stoll of Minot and Gerald Derstine of Ogema, Minn. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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