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Yvonne M. Kaufenberg

Sept. 9, 1922 - Jan. 21, 2008 OLIVIA -- Yvonne Mary Kaufenberg, 85, of Olivia died Monday at the Golden Living Center in Olivia. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia. Burial will be in the church ceme...

Sept. 9, 1922 - Jan. 21, 2008

OLIVIA -- Yvonne Mary Kaufenberg, 85, of Olivia died Monday at the Golden Living Center in Olivia.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in rural Revere to Oscar and Irma (Verlinde) Callewart. She attended country school and then assisted her family with the farm work.

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She married Vernon Kaufenberg on Sept. 17, 1946, in Lamberton. They initially lived and farmed near Redwood Falls before moving to their farm north of Olivia where they lived for many years.

She was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the CCW and taught religious education for 10 years. She was a member of the Olivia Lioness Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and her birthday club.

She is survived by her husband; six children: Gary (and Karen) Kaufenberg of Spicer, Denny (and Suzanne) Kaufenberg of Sartell, Greg (and Judy) Kaufenberg of Olivia, Brian Kaufenberg of Marshall, Lori (and Scott) Berg of Dayton and Scott Kaufenberg of Olivia; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Evelyn Greene and Loretta Mansoor; and a brother: Robert Callewart.

She was preceded in death by her son, David, at birth.

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