Allen J. Kauffman
                                       March 5, 1932 ~ April 9, 2016

Allen J.  Kauffman, 84, of Middlebury, died at 4:22 am on Saturday, April 9,
2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen. He was born on March 5, 1932
in Middlefield, OH, to Joe C. and Elizabeth (Byler) Kauffman. He was
married on March 22, 1957 to Lydianna Troyer, she died July 2, 1977; he
then was married on May 18, 1978 in Marshall County to Judith
Hochstetler, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are three
daughters, Mary Edna (Vernon, Jr.) Miller of Shipshewana, Cristina Sue
(Lonnie) Miller of Syracuse, Linda Kay (Willard) Raber of Shipshewana; six
sons, Elmer (Polly) Kauffman of Princeton, KY, Joas (Mary Kathryn)
Kauffman of Colon, MI, Johnnie (Kris) Kauffman of Middlebury, Perry
Eugene (Jaime) Kauffman of Topeka, Jessie Allen (Glenda) Kauffman of
Middlebury, Ferlin Dean (Beth) Kauffman of Middlebury; 29 grandchildren;
28 great grandchildren; a sister, Martha (Daniel) Fisher of Middlefield, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; seven sisters, Ida
Miller, Esther Byler, Sara Gingerich, Laura Mullet, Ella Miller, Ruth Miller,
Liz Detweiler; four brothers, Elmer Kauffman,  Joe Kauffman, Melvin
Kauffman, Albert Kauffman; a great-granddaughter, Emily Miller. He was a
retired poultry farmer and had worked in area factories. He was a member
of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm Sunday,
April 10, and all day Monday, April 11, at the family's residence, 56815 CR
116 Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, April 12, at
neighbor's residence, 56865 CR 116, Middlebury. Services will be
conducted by Bishop Phillip Schwartz and the home ministers. Burial will
be in Mast Cemetery, Middlebury.

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May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, guard your hearts
and minds in Christ Jesus.
From:  Stan & Cindy Owen
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So sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He was one of the first people we met
when we came to Shipshewana in 1971.  Always loved to see him and visit
with him over the years.  May you all find peace in God's love.
From: Judy and Lynn Yoder
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We're so sorry for your loss- Uncle Allen was one of a kind, many fond
memories of the Kauffmans in growing up. Our love and prayers with you
all.
From: Linda Jerome ( Wickey)
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Pete and Jaime,  Peace be with Allen's family.  He was a great person!
From: Ray and Joan Bontrager
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Dear Kaufman family, I'm so very sorry for your loss and would like to
express my condolence and regrets and share the hope and comfort I
received when this enemy death took my entire family. I found this in what
Jehovah Gods word the Bible says at John 5:28,29 for there we're told
we'll see our love ones again when Jesus brings them back in the
resurrection here on earth and at Isaiah 25:8 we're told that this enemy
death will be swallowed up forever. I also found help at jw.org
(search:comfort) and with all this I'm able to cope with my loss and get
through each day because I miss my family so much. I truly hope this will
help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you
for comfort and hope is needed at times like this and please feel free to let
me know if it did at
gloriamosley@hotmail.com and please know I do share your grief and
hope to hear from you.
Sincerely,GMosley
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I have many good memories of uncle Allan! He was so much fun to be with
during my childhood..made me laugh! wheelbarrel rides.. trying to yodel!
We always loved going to grandpa Kauffmans! May God comfort you, Judy
and family!
From: A niece Esther Byler
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