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Vivian Kaufman

d. June 8, 2015

Woodbine, Iowa

Vivian Irene (Hansen) Kaufman was born May 11, 1921, in Beebeetown, Iowa to Leonard and Elizabeth (Burkhead) Hansen. She grew up in the Logan area and graduated from Logan High School in 1938. On September 23, 1941, Vivian married Frank Kaufman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. The couple farmed in Shelby and Harrison Counties and moved to Woodbine in 1976. Vivian had cooked at the Holiday Café in Harlan, Iowa as well as Bob's Café and the Golden Age Center in Woodbine. She retired from the Golden Age Center when she was 80 years old. She thoroughly enjoyed baking pies for people in the community after her retirement.

Vivian was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine. She had also been a member of various neighborhood clubs over the years. Vivian liked to quilt, and she loved to cook and bake.

Vivian died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 94 years and 29 days.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Kaufman on April 29, 1998; two sons, James and Dennis Kaufman; son-in-law, David Rockwell; grandson, Chris Rockwell; infant brother, Orville Dean and brother, Merv Hansen. She is survived by three children, Maxine Kilstrom of Sioux Falls, Iowa, David Kaufman and his wife Debra of Woodbine, Iowa and Marlene Rockwell of Ammon, Idaho; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and many other relatives and friends.

  • Visitation

    June 10, 2015
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Golden Age Center

    411 Walker Street
    Woodbine, IA

  • Funeral Mass

    June 11, 2015
    10:30 AM

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    704 Normal Street
    Woodbine, IA

  • Luncheon

    June 11, 2015
    11:30 PM

    Sacred Heart Parish Center

    704 Normal Street
    Woodbine, IA

  • Burial

    June 11, 2015
    1:00 PM

    St. Joseph's Cemetery

    Earling, IA

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