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Morton Chapel Linn
Saturday November 28th, 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Morton Chapel Linn
Saturday November 28th, 2020

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St. Louis of France Cemetery
Saturday November 28th, 2020

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Thomas A. Kauffman

Thomas A. Kauffman, age 75, of Bonnots Mill, passed away due to COVID-19 on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Thomas was born December 5, 1944, in Jefferson City, a son to the late William J. and Leona B. (Rademan) Kauffman.

Tom was a 1962 graduate of Helias High School and a 1967 graduate of Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in Business.

On July 3, 2012, he was united in marriage to Debby Brown in Eureka Springs, AR.  She survives at their home.

Tom worked for IBM for 30 years and retired in 1992.  He was also owner/operator of Kauffman Enterprise a construction company. 

He was a member of St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill, and a lifetime member Knights of Columbus Council #2027.

Thomas enjoyed being a farmer, raising black angus cattle, reading the newspaper, and going to the lake house.  He loved talking to friends and spending time with his family and grandkids. He never knew a stranger.

In addition to his wife Debby of 8 years, Thomas is survived by: two daughters, Susan Robinson and her husband Randy of San Antonio, TX, and Darla DeSpain and her husband John of Jefferson City; eight grandchildren, Rachel Gose and her husband Phillip, Dean Robinson, Ryan Robinson, Justin White, Jake White, Joshua White, Gabriel Gonder, and Benjamin Gonder; two brothers, Dick Kauffman and his wife Rhonda of Elston and Ken Kauffman of Jefferson City; one sister, Hariett Martin and her husband Nick of Miami, FL; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from Noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn.  Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. I.C. Medina officiating.  Interment will be in St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.

Facial coverings and social distancing are required while in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Helias High School. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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My deepest sympathy to you Harriet and family on Toms passing. We have a long history together. May it continue safer, heathier and more joyful for us all. Stay safe!

Rey Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Tom's Family. Tom was a great man, friend and one time Neighbor. Tom you will be missed by many!

Rick Cook Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM

To: Debby, Harriet, Ken, Dick, Susan, and Darla,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband, brother, and father Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today!
David & Elaine DeWitt

David & Elaine DeWitt Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

Ken, Dick, Harriet, Susan, Darla and families
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Prayers for comfort and peace.

Juanita Sneller Legreid Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

To the entire Kauffman family:
Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy for Tom's passing. May he rest in God's loving arms forever. May the good Lord be with his family & many friends as they will think of him often. God Bless Us All.

Joe & Aileen Bryan Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Kauffman

Joe & Aileen Bryan Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

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