The Life of Lillie I Kauffman

Lillie Isabella Kauffman, 90, of Auburn, passed away Monday at Providence Place, Pottsville.


Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Port Clinton, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Ann Mengel Breiner.


Lillie was a retired cafeteria manager for Blue Mountain school system. She was well known for the cooked lunches prepared for over 700 students each day.


She taught sewing as a 4-H leader in Auburn for over 60 years. The Schuylkill County Extension Office honored her with many awards for her commitment to the 4-H program.


She was a lifelong active member of Zion's Red Church, Orwigsburg, where she served many years as a Sunday School superintendent and was very active with the Ladies of Zion. Her personal pride was her 70 years of perfect Sunday School attendance. The Lutheran Church awarded her the Lamb Award, which is a national award bestowed on Lutheran adults for their outstanding contributions to youth programs.


She was also a member of Orwigsburg Chapter No. 424 of the Order of the Eastern Star.


Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; and brothers, Nevin and Donald Breiner.


Lillie is survived by her children, Carol Kunsman, wife of Dr. William, Dale Kauffman, husband of Patricia, and Jack Kauffman; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Leon Breiner; nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Zion's Red Church, 1287 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg, PA 17961. Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven, is entrusted with services. Memories and condolences can be shared at


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childhood memories

I remember all those sewing lessons in 4H and a fashion show of our finished outfits. Until a year ago, I still had the first apron I had made. I remember your dad playing his steel guitar when we were in your house. The last time I saw you and Lillie was in the IGA restaurant in Hamburg. You took one of your kids to Phila. for college. Sorry

Posted by Diane F on 12/22/2021

Auburn Memories

Lillie served our meals at the Auburn Elemenrary School for my first 6 years of school. She also was the leader of oujr 4-H Club that mwet in the Beehive and later at the VFW. We learned to sew beginning with an apron and going on to skirts and dresses. We always had a great time. Lillie also carried a flag in our Parade every year with the Veterans in Auburn. Always kind and active in any way she served our community of Auburn!

Posted by deborah b on 12/23/2021