August 26, 1926 ~ March 9, 2019

Born in: Almena, Kansas
Resided in: Lakewood, Colorado

Kenneth O. Kauffman, 94, passed away on March 9, 2019 in Lakewood Colorado. He was born in Almena, Kansas on August 26, 1924 to Oliver and Gertrude Kauffman. Sister, Marvel Gitchel and brother, Walter Kauffman predeceased him. He married Loral Clark in November 1948, a marriage lasting 64 years until Loral passed away on September 30, 2012.

Kenneth served as a sergeant in the Army during WWII. He was assigned to train combat infantry soldiers. After the war he attended Kansas State University graduating in 1950, with a degree in civil engineering, with honors. Ken worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Nebraska and Colorado retiring in 1979. He also worked for Morrison-Knudsen until retirement in 1988.

Kenneth is survived by three children: Mark Kauffman, Daniel (Sharon) Kauffman and Peggy Kauffman Moss. He leaves behind seven grandchildren: Maggie Keeton, Andrea Michael, Andrew Moss, Eric Moss, Oliver Kauffman, Harrison Kauffman, and Spencer Kauffman. Kenneth also leaves behind 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 1:00pm, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80227. Interment with military honors will be held following the service at 2:30pm, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area “B”.


Celebration of Life: March 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Committal Service: March 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Kenneth O. Kauffman's name.

Alzheimer's Association.

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Ken. He was such a wonderful man, with a smile that was contagious to everyone who met him. Bless him and his family always.

  2. I have more and better memories of Ken than I do of my biological dad. I will never forget our Alaskan fishing trip in 1998 🙂 And the family cross country skiing a few times, before Peg and I started our family. He’s been there for us, and if not him, then his Jeep Grand Wagoneer which the son’s took to Moab 🙂 He pointed me to my lifetime job which I could pass on to my son. Heckuva Dad !

  3. Sending my condolences to you. I have many fond memories of all of you growing up in McCook. May your dad rest in comfort and peace with a life well lived and much love from all who knew him.

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