Brett A. Kauffman

Born: Tue., Jul. 27, 1976
Died: Fri., Apr. 15, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 21, 2016
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church


Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: Delaware Mennonite Church Cemetery

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      Brett A Kauffman, 39, of Mifflintown, entered into rest at 11:46 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016, at Florida Hospital, Orlando.

     He was born on July 27, 1976, in Lewistown.

     He is survived by his wife, Shelly (Martin) Kauffman whom he married November 8, 2003, two children, Natasha, age 8, and Kasey, age 3, and his parents, Barry and Marie (Page) Kauffman of Mifflintown.

     He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ralph and Ethel Kauffman, and William G. Sr and Elsie M. Page.

     He graduated from Juniata High School in 1994.

     He worked at Armstrong for 13 years and for the last eight years, was a stay at home dad.

     He was a member of the Juniata County Sportsmen's Association, the NRA, and partnered with St Jude's Children's Hospital and Kenneth Copeland Ministries.

     Brett was a loving husband, father and son who cherished raising his children and spending time with his family. He coached his daughter's Port Royal softball team. He enjoyed hunting, shooting Traditional Archery, and, in the not so distant past, shooting Muzzleloader.  He was very involved with Juniata County Sportsman's Association fundraisers and events and enjoyed belonging to this association very much.

     His funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, at Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church, 287 Deerville Road, Mifflintown, with Pastor Jimmy Neimond, officiating. Interment will be in the Delaware Mennonite Church Cemetery, East Salem.

     The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, and on Friday at Cedar Grove Church from 9 a.m. until the time of the services.

         In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who desire to send memorial contributions to Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Tel: 717-436-2149

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Keith H. Boreman
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Sad to hear of Brett's passing. He was a year behind me in school, but we became friends and met again when his oldest daughter played tee ball with my youngest boy. Brett was a good guy & friend, he's gonna be missed. RIP Brett & prayers to his family and friends

Lori Kerstetter
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
To Marie, Barry, Shelly and their kids, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I've known Brett a long time and I always loved that he would help this "old" lady out at the clubhouse. He was a joy to be around. Know that GOD, family and friends will do what they can to help you all though this difficult time. Love you guys. Glenn and Lori Kerstetter

Marlene and Kevin Swartz
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Barry, Marie and family. Our sincerest sympathy goes to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have thought of you many times during the last few days. Although we cannot begin to know what you are going through we know that another star was added to God's beautiful Heavens.

Bill and Laurie Grenoble
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Our prayers are with Brett and all the family. We will miss him very much, and will cherish time spent with Brett over the years.

Sharon and Dennis Miller
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Sorry to hear of Brett's passing. Praying for your family at this hard time. Thinking of you. (Mandy Martin's mom and dad)

Char and Dale Graybill
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Im so very sorry for your loss, Shelly. Hannah is sad for Natasha. Praying for you and your family!

dave Landis aka Doc Nock
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Brett, Shelly, Barry and Marie welcomed me to Standing Stone's events in a way that touched my heart deeply and made them cherished in ways they may never know. Brett's passing saddens me deeply, leaving behind so many, but knowing his faith and connection with the Lord eases that.

To all, Keep the Son in your eyes. We shall meet again...

John and Diane Lane
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016

Words alone can never convey what's in our hearts that we would wish somehow to express to help comfort you. That we share a belief and a faith that God will see us through these times is all that we can offer, and that, in some way, does comfort not only you but all of your family and friends. I consider my self lucky to be counted as one of them. You have touched us all here at PGC, and may our Lord and Savior hold you now and give you strength.

Brian Martin
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Shelly and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Bill Taylor
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with Shelly, the children, Barry and Marie.
Brett was a great Husband, Father, Son, and Friend.
He was also a faithful Officer and Committee chair person, for the Juniata County
Sportsman's Association. The time and energy that he gave to the club will be missed by ALL of us at the J.C.S.A.

John Sweka
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
I did not know Brett well, but I always enjoyed talking to him at that Standing Stone Traditional Archery shoots he organized. He will be missed within the Archery community of Pennsylvania as he gave many of us much enjoyment. This is truly heartbreaking news, especially for someone so young. My thoughts and prayers are with Shelly and his children.