John C. Kauf, 74, of Seville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2018 after an 18 month battle with brain cancer. He was born January 18, 1944 in Mansfield, to the late William Raymond and Dorcus (Livingston) Kauf and was a 1963 graduate of Norwayne High School.
He served as a Military Police Officer for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. John was a country boy at heart and was happiest in life when he was a part of the farming community. Whether it was his younger years spent on Franchester Farms, delivering feed for the Seville Elevator, or more recently driving field sprayers for Town & Country, he felt like was doing what he most enjoyed.
John is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Chris) Ellis; his grandson, Brendan; his companion of 14 years, Debbie Tefs; brothers, Everett Kauf, Don (Barb) Kauf and Bill (Diana) Kauf; his sister, LuAnn (Rusty) Locke and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Russell.
A service will be Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with The Reverend Chad Durfee officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 Noon until time of services on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Altercare of Wadsworth and Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service for the wonderful care given to John.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Altercare of Wadsworth or to Hospice of VNS.
Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com