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Norman Kauffman ( Missoula 1945 )

posted: Jun 19, 2011

Norman, 87, died June 6, 2011, in Kalispell, Montana. He attended Hesston College in Kansas before earning a degree from Eastern Mennonite College in Virginia.

He was a conscientious objector during World War II and served 13 months in Idaho in the Civilian Public Service before jumping from Missoula in 1945.

Norman joined the crew of the U.S.S. Mount Whitney in 1946 and helped transport horses to Poland as a part of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Act.

He then became a teacher and school administrator, continuing until 1970, when he became a pastor in the Mennonite Church. He enjoyed church volunteerism capacities following retirement from the pulpit, including service with Gospel Echoes Prison Ministries.