Jon F. Kaufmann
October 21, 1953-July 14, 2021
BETTENDORF-Jon F. Kaufmann, 67, of Bettendorf, IA, handed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice Household. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 1-3pm at Weerts Funeral Dwelling. Funeral will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport. Burial will be at Enjoyable Valley Cemetery. Memorials in Jon’s title might be produced to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Jon was born on Oct 21, 1953 to John and Olinda Kaufmann in Davenport, Iowa. Jon and his 4 other siblings grew up in Enjoyable Valley, IA.
Jon began his profession in manufacturing at French & Hecht in 1972 the place he labored for 16 years. On April 29, 1978, Jon married the appreciate of his life, Mary Eckstein with whom he was blessed with two small children just one of which he speedily adopted as his possess. Jon showed exemplary do the job ethic all over his functioning vocation which was without doubt handed to his youngsters. Following 31 decades of provider, Jon retired from Alcoa in 2019 as a Lab Technician.
Jon was a devoted member and servant at Trinity Lutheran Church for numerous years. If you did not see him volunteering his time in various strategies outdoors of Sunday church, you definitely noticed him ushering at the 8:00 Sunday service. He was a MacGyver-like Mr. Correct It if some thing necessary to be fixed Jon would come across a way to take care of it, typically by sifting by way of his endless supply of utilised components, nuts and bolts, to come across the best aspect, or at least one near sufficient that he could modify into the fantastic portion. He liked biking the river trails in the two IA and IL, finally hitting his purpose of 100 miles in a person working day. At a younger age, Jon got a job at the Mt. Joy airport which began his enjoy of aviation. Jon would fly nearly anything with a motor and a propeller. Jon’s garage was not for automobiles. After a restoration of his brother’s helicopter, Jon established out to make his individual airplane. A large container was transported to the residence a person working day made up of only the steel fuselage. Creating every thing himself, he concluded his individual airplane 15 some odd yrs later. Most of all Jon lived for his spouse and children. There was not a time he didn’t help when his loved ones required it no matter if it was moving his daughter throughout the state or aiding his son remodel a single of several properties. Jon held a extremely exclusive bond with his grandson, Camden.
Jon was committed to his battle against his brain most cancers and fought vigorously for virtually two decades. He and his spouse and children met quite a few particular individuals together that journey, like the personnel at the Clarissa Prepare dinner Hospice Dwelling.
Individuals left to honor Jon’s memory are his spouse of 43 a long time, Mary daughter Michelle Kaufmann (Kevin Cullen) son Chris (Amy) Kaufmann grandson Camden Kaufmann brothers Edward (Carol) and Arnold (Diane) Kaufmann and sister-in-regulation Patricia Hall (Brad Bliss). He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Roberta Lorenz and Joyce Caldwell.
On the net condolences can be produced to the relatives by browsing his obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
Posted by Quad-Metropolis Instances on Jul. 17, 2021.