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Ellen Elizabeth Nightenhelser Kauffman
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1922
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jul. 16, 2011
Three Rivers
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA

Ellen Elizabeth Kauffman, 89, of Eau Claire, died Saturday night, July 16, 2011, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, Michigan.

She was born April 17, 1922 in Chatham, Ontario, Candada, the daughter of Royce and Ida (Cavanaugh) Nightenhelser. She married Henry M. "Hank" Kauffman on March 8, 1941, in LaGrange, Indiana, and she devoted her life to being a homemaker and mother. In 1953, they moved from South Bend to Berrien Springs, where she worked with her husband on their fruit farm on Shawnee Road. In later years, Ellen and Hank also worked together operating their janitorial business. They moved to Eau Claire in 1995.

Survivors include sons Danny (Debra) and Terry (Rhonda), all of Eu Claire, 6 grandchildren, Kyle Kauffman, Kristopher Jauffman, Kourtney (Zach) Stuckey, Ana (Hollon) Skyler, A.J. Kauffman, and Abigail; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Skyler and Emma Stuckey; and a sister, Iva Lake of Marion, Indiana.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Hank on January 11, 2004; and a brother, Vern.

Source: Allred Funeral Home 
Family links: 
  Royce Coffey Nightenhelser (1899 - 1965)
  Ida Mae Cavanagh Nightenhelser (1897 - 1960)
  Henry M. Kauffman (1915 - 2004)
  Vernon Royce Nightenhelser (1920 - 1990)*
  Ellen Elizabeth Nightenhelser Kauffman (1922 - 2011)
  Iva M Nightenhelser Lake (1923 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Jul 18, 2011
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Ellen Elizabeth <i>Nightenhelser</i> Kauffman
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