Date of Death: October 4, 2018
Place of Death: Kalamazoo, Michigan
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 2018 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers with Rev. Brenda Deily officiating.
Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 2018 at Poe Cemetery with Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.
Mr. Charles D. Kauffman, age 76, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Charlie was born in Three Rivers on August 21, 1942 the son of the late Kenneth R. and Mary (Boggio) Kauffman.
Charlie graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1962. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps., during the Vietnam War. On February 21, 1970 he married the love of his life Marcia Ann Dyer.
Charlie and Marcia made their home in Three Rivers where Charlie was employed at Armstrong Machine Works for over thirty-three years before retiring in 2006, where he made many lasting friendships. Charlie was a cub and boy scout leader for many years. He was an active and faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Choir member. Charlie was very active with the Three Rivers Community Players as a set director, actor, and all around fix-it guy.
Mr. Kauffman was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife, Marcia Kauffman; one son and daughter in law, Jeffery (Desiree) Kauffman, and their children, Tabatha, Ethen Kauffman, and John Miller; one brother, Richard (Lydia) Kauffman, and one sister, Diane Kauffman, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be donated the First Presbyterian Church (General Fund) or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or church.
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There are no words for a loss such as Charlie, but you know us old 2nd Warders, we’ll borrow words if we haven’t any of our own. So let’s try these…”When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran
Love & prayers Marcia ( take care Tabitha!) Phyllis Hilbert Lehman-Ward
Marcia and Jeff
I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers
(I worked with Jeff years ago at D&W in Three Rivers)
Marcia and family, our sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time. Prayers for you all.
We are sorry to hear about Charlie. We send our prayers to you and your family. Charlie will be great missed by everyone.
Judy (Gilchrist) and John Mohney
So sorry to hear the news of Charlie. Thinking of you and your family, Marcia.
Marcia & Family; please accept our sincerest condolences and we pray the Lord gives you all the strength to get through this sad time. We are thinking of you all. We cannot make it to Michigan as travel is difficult with my inoperable leg. We will send a memorial to your church. Take care and God bless you all.
Keeping your family close to my heart during this time. His memory brings excitement and joy as I reminisce of the moments we shared at FPC and watching him perform with TRCP. Truly an amazing man.
Much love and peace,
Charlie’s laugh was infectious and he always had a smile and greeting for you when he would see you around town. My prayers of comfort are with the whole family
My sincere sympathy MARCIA and all your dear family. I am saddened to learn of Charlie’s passing. I am praying for you all as you adjust to this sudden loss.
We will miss you uncle Chuck.
SEMPER FIDELIS Uncle Charlie
My heart goes out to my cousins…..the Kauffman family. Although we live miles apart, as family we could not have been closer. Prayers and sympathy to all. Nancy & Richard