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Vilas Laverne Kaufman

December 9, 2016



Vilas L. Kaufman : Moundridge, KS.  (No Funeral Service is Scheduled)


Vilas Leonard Kaufman, 92, died on Friday, December 09, 2016 at Pine Village Care Center in Moundridge, Kansas.


Vilas was born in Moundridge, Kansas on February 19, 1924 to Ray and Emma (Schrag) Kaufman.


Vilas married Donna D. Neel on August 18, 1944 and they were married for 65 years until her death in 2010.


Vilas and Donna moved to Fresno, California in 1962 where he sold real estate and served as a counselor in a Juvenile Detention Center. Upon his retirement in 1982, they moved to Newton to be near family and friends.  Vilas loved music, sang in Barber Shop Quartets and for many weddings and funerals. He coached and loved baseball, and also refereed basketball in the off season.


He is survived by his children: Sherry (Larry) Nuehring, Rick (Barbara) Kaufman; sister: Velora Peters; grandchildren: Stacey Dennett and family, Jana McKinney Hedrick and family, Keenan Kaufman and family and great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents: Ray and Emma Kaufman; wife: Donna Kaufman; grandson: Lance McKinney; and one brother and two sisters.


There will not be a service..





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  1. I enjoyed getting to know Vilas in recent years. First met at Newton’s Burger King while I was having coffee time with my dad and wife’s dad. We then met at Asbury Park coffee on Wednesdays; then Vilas was instrumental in encouraging me to play piano regularly at A.P. He came regularly to the sing-a-longs while he could. He did love music. I will miss him.

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