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Yvonne Isa Kauffmann
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  • Wells VFW Auxiliary
    Wells, MN
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“rest in peace my dear. many good memories of your family ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: ken hendrickson - portland, OR

“So sorry for you loss, Yvonne was a special person, she always made me smile and always the 1st Christmas card we received, she always asked about...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Joan Armstrong - Hayfield, MN

“So very sorry for your loss. I will miss her cards & letters. She always remembered my birthday & hers & Dean's Christmas card was the first one I...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Marilyn Carpenter - Longmont, CO

“My deepest sympathy to your entire family. May you find comfort in the memories and how she will live on in each of you. Be good to yourselves and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Laeger-Hagemeister - MN

“My deepest sympathy to the Kauffmann family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Brandt - Minnesota Lake, MN

“No matter when I seem her she always had a smile that could lighten up a room. you will be greatly missed. Let your angel wings open wide. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: April Kauffmann - Twin falls, ID

“Such a sweet lady, you will be missed Yvonne. So sorry for your loss, Dean and your familySue ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sue Grunzke - Alden, MN


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Yvonne Isa Kauffmann, age 76, of Wells, MN, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association or Wells VFW Auxiliary.

Yvonne was born June 13, 1940, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Elmer and Marie (Krueger) Simonson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1958. Yvonne was united in marriage to Dean Kauffmann August 27, 1959 and to this union three children were born. Yvonne enjoyed long walks, and feeding the birds and squirrels in her back yard. She enjoyed cross-stitch and knitting, working in her flower garden, and playing with her grandson.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dean of Wells; 2 sons: Marty Kauffmann of Wells, Rob (wife Wendy) Kauffmann and their son, Travis of Ostrander, MN; 1 daughter: Teresa Kauffmann of Albert Lea; 3 brothers: Eugene Simonson of Albert Lea, Jerry Simonson of Hayward, MN, and Larry Simonson of Albert Lea; 2 sisters: Pat Hall of Hayward, MN, Carolyn (husband Dexter) Blood of Tofte, MN; 2 sisters-in-law: Betty (Dan) Stenzel of Wells, Mary Dezell of Longmont, CO; 1 brother-in-law: Richard Kauffmann (special friend Melanie) of Waldorf, MN, and several nieces and nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers-in-law, Wally Hall, and Duane Dezell.