Cynthia A. Kauffman
September 16, 1941 - July 17, 2021

Cynthia  A.  Kauffman

Cynthia A. Kauffman
Sep 16, 1941 - Jul 17, 2021

Cynthia  A.  Kauffman

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Cynthia A. Kauffman, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at SunnyBrook.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Grace Lutheran Church. Reverend Susan Bantz will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Hospice Compassus. Online condolences may be made at

Cynthia was born on September 16, 1941, in Faribault County in Minnesota, the daughter of Earl and Gertrude Simmons Thompson. She married Russell Gail Kauffman on November 25, 1960, in Elmore Minnesota.

She worked as a secretary for West Middle School, Area Education Agency, and later for Grace Lutheran Church.

Cynthia was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, traveling and being around people.

She is survived by her children, Katherine K. Ternes and her husband, Tim, of Iowa City, Gregory G. Kauffman and his wife, Judy, of Muscatine, Melissa L. Fourneau and her husband, Ismael, of Muscatine; eight grandchildren, Cody Kauffman, Whitney Leza, Chad Hunter, JD Hunter, Michael Hunter, Neal Ternes, Sidney Rudolph, and Olivia Fourneau; 12 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Philip Thompson of Pipestone, Minnesota.

Cynthia is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Mary Richardson and Janice Ehrich.


Mardell McConnaha on Jul 22, 2021

My sympathy to Cindy's family. We became friends when she worked at Grace and I worked at First Pres. and were involved in the Church Secretaries Group She was always such a pleasant gal.

Eric Blair on Jul 21, 2021

The Boy Scouts of Troop 127 and 1127 will miss you and your sense of humor at our January Sunday afternoon board games. You helped create some great memories for us! You will be missed!

Linda Ganzer on Jul 20, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to all. Rest in peace Cindy.

Bettye Richardson on Jul 20, 2021

Cyndy was my first cousin and we grew up together -- many great memories -- an original from day one -- she will be missed.
Bettye and Bob Richardson

Phillip J Patterson on Jul 20, 2021

Cyndi was good friends with my mom Diane Patterson,and a good friend too. Will be keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Peg Diercks Paulsen on Jul 19, 2021

Cyndy and my mom Roberta Diercks were good friends and I was blessed to get to know her as well. She always had an ornery smile. RIP sweet friend.

Mary Best on Jul 19, 2021

CandleOur thoughts & prayers are with your family during this time.
Mary & Frank Best

Mary & Frank Best on Jul 19, 2021

Missy & Family - Please accept our condolences on your loss. Cindy always had a smile and knew how to brighten the day.

Perry Stenzel on Jul 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of Cindy - mother, grandmother & great grandmother. Praying that the Lord will comfort you with a lifetime of good memories.

Perry & Arlene Stenzel



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Grace Lutheran Church
2107 Cedar Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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