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BLOOMINGTON — Waneve "Evie" Kaufmann, 64, of Bloomington, passed away Friday morning (Jan. 16, 2015) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Normal, with pastors Chris Hull and Jonathan Huehn officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Interment will be at Bethania Cemetery, Justice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Normal. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family.

Evie was born April 17, 1950, in Marshfield, Wis., a daughter of Albert and Dolores Lesavich Garbalagtys. She married the Rev. Philip S. Kaufmann on June 28, 1969, in Junction City, Wis.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy (Joy) Kaufmann, Orange, Calif., and the Rev. Martin (Amy) Kaufmann, Auburn; five grandchildren, Jonah and Hannah, both of Orange, Calif., and Andrew, Katie and Laura Kaufmann, all of Auburn; mother, Dolores Garbalagtys, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; father-in-law, Willard Kaufmann, Bloomington; a brother, John (Linda) Garbalagtys, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis; four sisters, Sue (John) Steuck, Rudolph, Wis.; Joanne (Andy) Snowdon, Amissville, Va.; Marti (Allen) Harger and Becki (Dan) Lawry, all of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; father, Albert; and mother in-law, Minnie Kaufmann.

Evie was born and raised in Wisconsin. After marrying her husband, the Rev. Philip Kaufmann, they moved to southern and central Illinois. She was a loving and supportive pastor’s wife through their service to the Lutheran church.

She worked for Central Illinois District Office of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in Springfield, where she also spent time working at St. John’s Hospital. Upon coming to Bloomington, she worked at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

Evie was a loving mother and grandmother who was loved by all of her family. She enjoyed family vacations, biking, walking and being a loving homemaker. She loved her Lord and found comfort in His Word.

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