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Lila V. Kaufman

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 6:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 6:08 p.m. CDT

Lila V. Kaufman

Lila V. Kaufman, 87, Oregon, died peacefully in her home along the Rock River on Friday, August 8, 2014 after a short illness. 

Lila was born on June 30, 1927 on her family farm in Polo. 

Her shining eyes and red hair foretold of the amazing life and legacy this feisty woman would lead. 

Her stories of milking goats before school, riding horses to school, and of course her favorite story of meeting the love of her life, Bill Kaufman, her freshmen year of high school, will remain in our memories forever.   

They married on April 25, 1946. Lila and Bill’s life adventures would bring her from farming in Polo and Mt. Morris, to meat shop processors, and finally to grocery store owners.  

Lila’s biggest loves, next to her husband, were her family. 

Lila enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

One might find her hosting a family gathering, riding bikes, playing cards, rowing on the Rock River or sitting on the porch viewing the Black Hawk Statue. 

Lila’s life was amazing, she always said, and was grateful to God for it. 

She was a treasure to everyone who knew her, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend. 

Lila is survived by sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her immensely. 

A memorial service to celebrate her life was held on Sunday, Aug. 10 for family and close friends at her home along the river she dearly loved. 

Memorials for the Pinecrest Community will be collected by the family in Lila’s name.

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