Lois Kauffman

May 16, 1941-June 6, 2021

Lois Arlene Kauffman,

80, passed away unex-

pectedly in her home on

June 6, 2021.

Lois was born to Floyd

and Ida (Troyer) Kauff-

man on May 16, 1941 at

Minot ND. She grew up in

the Surrey area where she

lived most of her life.

Lois graduated from

High School at Eastern

Mennonite High School in

Harrisonburg VA and

remained there for several

years working as a cook in

the Mennonite Home for

the aged. From there she

was in Voluntary Service

for a year at Rocky Moun-

tain Mennonite Camp.

Upon completion of her

term, she returned to

Surrey and worked as a

baker at St. Joseph’s Hos-

pital in Minot. She then

worked at the Salvation

Army Thrift Store for a

number of years before re-


She is survived by: her

two sisters, Ellen (Ken-

neth) Yoder, Plain City,

OH and Pearl (Gary)

Nussbaum, Canton, OH;

two brothers Donovan

(Wilma), Chippewa Falls,

WI and Paul, Wolford,

ND, a sister-in-law,

Florence Kauffman, Hy-

attsville, MD, a

brother-in-law, Neptune

Dixon, Lanham, MD;

along with numerous

nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in

death by: her parents, a

brother Richard, a sister

Doreen Dixon and

sister-in-law Gwendlyn


Public Graveside ser-

vice: Saturday, June 12,

2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the

Fairview Cemetery, South

of Surrey.

Public Visitation: Sa-

turday from 11:30a.m. –

1:30p.m. in Thomas Fami-

ly Funeral Home, Minot.

Celebration of her life

service: June 27 at 6 PM

at the Southside Church

of the Nazarene in Minot.

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the online memorial regis-

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