LEWISTOWN - Paul R. Kauffman Sr., 86, of Farm View Lane, Lewistown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born Aug. 31, 1927, in Bratton Township, he was a son of the late Guy Robert and Eva Mae (Miller) Kauffman. His wife, G. Faye (Somers) Kauffman, whom he married Dec. 16, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Brenda S. Weston and husband, Timothy, of Lewistown; a daughter-in-law, Rochelle A. Kauffman, of Lewistown; and three grandchildren, Curtis C. Weston, Jacqueline F. Kauffman and Robert P. Kauffman.
He was preceded in death by a son, Paul R. Kauffman Jr., on Oct. 30, 2011, and a brother, Lloyd W. Kauffman.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was wounded on April 14, 1951 and received the Korean Service Medal.
He was employed at the American Viscose Corp. in Lewistown until 1972, and later retired from PennDOT in 1990. He also operated the family orchard for approximately 50 years, and the last eight of those years with his son.
He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and attended the Pine Glen Alliance Church. He was also a member of VFW Post No. 7011, and American Legion Logan Guard Post No. 90, both of Lewistown.
Paul was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, whose grandchildren meant the world to him. Having a great appreciation for the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting with his family and friends. He bagged 39 buck in Pennsylvania and one in Wyoming. His largest, which won the Sentinel's Big Buck Contest, was shot on Nov. 27, 2001. He also enjoyed cheering for the Pittsburgh Pirates and getting together with his buddies in Carlisle Gap for coffee and donuts.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Pine Glen Alliance Church, with Pastor Donald E. Weidman and Pastor Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 67 Pine Glen Road, or the Pine Glen Alliance Church, 1058 S.R. 103 N., both of Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.