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“Larry, I will miss our weekley talks. You were always the best brother ever. Diane ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Diane Dolph - afton, OK - Sister

“Larry was my big brother and best friend for my whole life, and I will miss him terribly. He called me every week to check on me and just to talk. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Diane Kaufman Dolph - OK - Sister

“I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was my big tall Kaufman cousin and I wish we had spent more time together. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Cynthia Deutsch - Napa, CA


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Larry F. Kaufman, 80, passed away September 12, 2020 in Des Moines, IA.

He was born January 13, 1940 to Ralph and Lois (Arehart) Kaufman on a farm in Adel, Iowa. He married his wife Janet Hill on August 22, 1964. Larry was a hard-working employee for 34 years at the John Deere plant in Ankeny. He was also an active and proud member of the United Auto Workers Local 450. He enjoyed bowling and golf and in his later years spent many hours watching sports. His favorite hangout was the Yankee Clipper in Ankeny. After retirement, Larry and Janet enjoyed spending time in Ankeny, IA and Mesa, AZ.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janet; daughters, Kay Welch (Jason), Ginger Kaufman; sister, Diane Kaufman Dolph; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lois; brothers, Jon and Dennis.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Forever Home Dog Rescue Our Needs - Forever Home Dog Rescue

Those wishing to send cards with their favorite memory of Larry may be sent to Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, Iowa 50023 and they will be given to the family of Larry.