Obit: Kauffman, Dorothy L. "Nitty" (1935 – 2015)


Surnames: Kauffman, Triebs, Voigt, Jorgensen, Anderegg, Larson, Ossman, Bauman, Knudtson, Webster

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 21 Oct 2015

Kauffman, Dorothy L. "Nitty" (19 MAR 1935 – 8 OCT 2015)

Dorothy L. “Nitty” Kauffman, 80, Spencer, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Department in Marshfield. She had been having health issues and her health had been in decline for quite some time. Her funeral service will be held on 2 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 714 W. 14th Street, Marshfield. Rev. David Schofield will officiate. Family and friends are invited to gather on Sunday at the church from 9:30 a.m. After the funeral services there will be a dinner at the Knights of Columbus at 400 W. Upham, Marshfield. Committal services will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, at the Loyal Cemetery. Dorothy’s sons will serve as pallbearers.

Dorothy Loraine Triebs was born on March 19, 1935, to Herman Richard Hugo and Elsie Marie (nee Voigt) Triebs, in their home in Elroy, on their home farm. She attended Miller Prairie Country School and later graduated from Elroy high School. On July 7, 1953, she married Richard Kauffman in Hillsboro. In her early employment years she was proud to have worked for the John Oster Manufacturing Co. in Racine, where she made parts for the B-29 bomber, as well as the Nash Rambler Co. in Kenosha. Later she and her husband Richard moved to Hillsboro where they bought his father’s dairy farm. They later moved to Loyal, where she continued raising her family and operating their dairy farm. After farming, she found employment at The Mill Street Inn Restaurant and Amber Café in Loyal. Later she moved to Greenwood, where she resided and worked at Weather Shield making screens and windows. She was a very hard-working and frugal person throughout her whole life. She busied herself with growing and tending her garden, canning food, making jams and jellies, cookies, pies, and many delicious things to eat for her family and friends. In addition to all of this she patched pants (not only for family but some of their friends) and she baby-sat many of her grandchildren. Her hobbies included bowling with friends, and making beautiful quilts for members of her family. Nitty was a long-time member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Dorothy is survived by her six daughters and five sons: Michelle (Layne) Jorgensen of Edinburg, Texas, Raquel Kauffman of Edinburg, Texas, Tamra “Tami” (Michael) Anderegg of Great Falls, Mont., Roland (Jenny) Kauffman of Stratford, Reginald (Lisa Larson) Kauffman of Spencer, Jennifer Kauffman of Lake Mills, Jerome Kauffman of Loyal, Kip (Jennifer) Kauffman of Stratford, Renee Ossman of Stratford, Chris Kauffman of Greenwood, and Mary (James) Bauman of Mosinee; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Leroy Triebs and sister-in-law Mary Ellen (Vernon) Triebs, both of Elroy; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Knudtson) (Norman) (Triebs) Hansen, Gillette, Wyo.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ann (Kauffman) (E.G.) Van Meter, Kerville, Texas; and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Elsie Triebs; a daughter, Tamra, in infancy; her husband, Richard Kauffman; two brothers, Norman Robert and Vernon Richard Triebs; and one sister, Lorna Marline (Sletten) Webster.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Dorothy’s name if desired to be directed to Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marshfield.

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Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service-Spencer is assisting the family.



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