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Henry “Hank” Kumler Kauffman

Henry “Hank” Kumler Kauffman, age 81, of Baltimore died January 13, 2017, at the Ohio Masonic Home, in Springfield. Hank was born on June 6, 1935, to the late Ralph and Helen Kumler Kauffman in Baltimore. He was a Realtor and very active as a 50+ year member of the Baltimore Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and was a second generation grocer and owner of Kauffman’s IGA Foodliner. He was a past Baltimore Fire Chief, and greatly enjoyed breeding standard bred horses for 40+ years. Hank was a well-loved man by both his family and community, who will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Kauffman; children, Henry K. Kauffman Jr., Howard Ralph Kauffman, Kristi E. (Harlin Goins) Kauffman, and Kurt D. Kauffman; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Opal K. Wacker and Carol Ione (Col. Ronald) Zahm; nephew, Phil (Nody) Eramo; and niece, Donna (Ron) Hochradel.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Dessie Kauffman; step-father, Dr. Hanby C. Ashton; and step-sister, Barbara Richards.

Funeral service was January 18, 2017, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, officiated by Rev. Branson Hawkes. A committal service followed at Basil Memorial Cemetery. Memorials can be made in his name to the Ohio Masonic Home Foundation, 2655 W. National Rd. Springfield, OH 45504. Online condolences can be made at

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