Helen Kauffman Obituary

Helen M. Kauffman
Helen M. Kauffman
Helen M. Kauffman

January 10, 1918 - June 27, 2005
Born in Sibley, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Helen Marjorie (Crouse) Kauffman, 87, died Monday, June 27, 2005 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1 at Westover Funeral Home. There will be a private burial at Highland Memory Gardens.

Helen was born January 10, 1918 in Sibley, Iowa, the daughter of Chester and Jennie Crouse, and grew up in Webster City. In 1935, she graduated from Lincoln High School in Webster City. After graduation, she worked for the City Clerk of Webster City. Helen married Arlo Kauffman in 1940. She was a homemaker and also worked for Corwin Cleaners for many years.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and the 10 of 10 Sunday school class, Des Moines Women's Club, and TTT Sorority. She was also active in the PTA when her children attended Kirkwood Elementary, Washington Irving Junior High, and North High School.

She liked to read and shop, was an avid bridge player, and Iowa Hawkeye sports fan. She attended the Rose Bowl in 1981.

She is survived by her sons, Kent (Jan Halperin) and their children, Max, Nina, and Louis of South Bend, IN, and Kreg (Georgia) and their children, Kate and Alex of Rochester, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo Kauffman in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Donna; and brothers, Merlin, Don, and Harold.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at Westover. Memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, June 30, 2005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
Friday, July 1, 2005
11:00 AM


First Christian Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312