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Mervin Kauffman

Mervin E. Kauffman, 83, of Carey and formerly of Findlay, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at his home in Carey.
An only child, Merv was born March 12, 1938, in Carey, to Paul E. “Bud” and Esther F. (Dible) Kauffman. He married Sharon K. Dyer on Aug. 13, 1960. From that union, they had four children surviving, Kari Anne (Brian) Cupp of Arlington, Stephen E. Kauffman of Columbus, Michelle L. (John) Hoskinson of Hamilton and Gregory P. Kauffman of Cinicinnati; nine grandchildren, Katie (Brennan), Brianna (Jordan), John Richard, Spencer (Courtney), Jamie (Zack), Gary (Julia), Carter, Ethan, and Isabella; and four great-grandchildren, Gladys, Sawyer, Maryjane and Wesley. Sharon passed on Nov. 17, 1994. Later, Merv moved back to Carey to care for his mother and met up with a classmate, Freda A. Niederkohr Billock. They were married on July 11, 2008. Along with the marriage came three step-children, Melinda Faber of Carey, Marsha Billock of Lima and Mia (Roger) Karcher of Upper Sandusky; five step-grandchildren, Matthew (Bryn), Mason (Kim), Kane, Kaleb (Heather) and Becka (Brandon); and seven step-great-grandchildren, Teagan, Reece, Delaney, Sophia, Harper, Haidyn and Benjamin. Merv was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson, Adison; and step-son-in-law, Jeff Faber.
Merv was a 1956 graduate of Carey High School and received an associates degree in business from Tiffin College. He joined the Army National Guard in 1960 and was discharged in 1966. Merv entered the working world at City Loan in Findlay, moved on to Cooper Tire Services before settling in at Allen-Nott Honda and Toyota in Lima until his retirement. Not one to sit in retirement, Merv took a job as a courier for Smallwood Brothers Courier and Lanning Motors for several years and finished his working career at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
A man of faith, Merv was an active member of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, where he was a lecter and eucharistic minister. He, along with Freda, enjoyed volunteering at Fr. Paul’s Bakery to help raise money for different projects within the church. He was a member and past Grand Knight of the K of C #957 in Findlay and a 4th Degree Knight.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, where a scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Findlay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OLC School, Cystic Fibrosis or Bridge Home Health and Hospice and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
The family requests all in attendance to please wear a mask.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.StombaughBatton.com.

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