John Kaufman

John Kaufmann, 65, of Kiel died unexpectedly on Nov. 20, 2020 at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1955 in Manitowoc, son of the late Milton and Edna (Konopacki) Kaufmann.

John was a 1973 graduate of Kiel High School. He practiced as an electrician at Kohler Company followed by M-B Companies before retiring in 2017. John had many hobbies that he enjoyed during his spare time. He was an avid outdoorsman, taking many hikes through wooded terrain. He had a passion for wrestling and participated in the sport throughout his high school years. He also enjoyed gardening, spending time with his children, and playing with his grandchildren. John spent many years shaping young minds through the Boy Scouts of America as scoutmaster. He was also a charter member of the Ant Hill Mob motorcycle club for 47 years. Furthermore, John loved the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin college football, and the Milwaukee baseball team—“Go Brewers.”

Survivors include his three children, Alyson (Aaron) Korinek and Christopher and Jeremy (Vail) Kaufmann; three grandchildren with one more on the way, Charity and Cory Kaufmann and Ashton Korinek. He is further survived by six brothers, Peter, Tom, Jerry (Jeannine), Bill (Marge), Mark (Robin), and Richard (Donna) Kaufmann; and five sisters, Diane Kaufmann, Barbara Schmidt, Susan Pharr, Mary (Robert) Brandt, and Jeanne (Rick) Driscoll.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Joe Kaufmann; and brother-in-law Bill Schmidt.

Private services for the family will be held. A public time of visitation with the family will take place Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. until 1:00pm at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel.

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