Oliver “Scoop” Kaufman, Jr.

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Visitation Location

    Moss Funeral Home ~ Trenton

  • Service Date

    Monday, October 3, 2022

  • Service Time

    7:00 p.m.

  • Service Location

    Moss Funeral Home ~ Trenton

  • Full Obituary

    Oliver “Scoop” Kaufman, Jr., age 88, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.


    He was born March 6, 1934 in Trenton, a son of the late Eva, nee Hobbs, and Oliver Kaufman Sr.


    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Steven Kaufman and Timothy Kaufman; brother, Gene (Millie) Kaufman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edgar and Elma, nee Burton, Papproth; and brother-in-law, Leonard Papproth.


    Oliver is survived by his wife, Leona Kaufman, nee Papproth; of Trenton, whom he married March 22, 1958 in Lebanon; children, Scott (Geri) Kaufman of Highland and Shari (Karry) Major of Trenton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roger (Sheila) Papproth of Harrisburg.


    Oliver was a veteran of the United States Army and was a self-employed farmer and carpet installer.  He was a member of the Oliver Tractor Club and Gateway Area Ultralight Association and he enjoyed showing his cars and tractors, flying Ultralight Aircraft, riding his Mule (atv) around the farm to feed the fish, and he loved the outdoors and spending time with his family.


    Memorial Service will be Monday, October 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton with Karry Major officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date.


    Visitation will be Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.


    Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org and will be received at the visitation or by mail, Moss Funeral Home, 105 S. Main St. Trenton, IL 62293, who is serving the family.

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