June 20, 1933 - April 19, 2021
Laura Marimon Kauffmann, 87, of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19th, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Laura was born on June 20th, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Bartlett and Laura Marimon. The family moved to Northbrook during Laura’s early years, where she remained through High School. Laura attended the University of Illinois and was known for her love of music, dancing, and having a great sense of humor. Subsequently, she worked at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago and later for a law firm in Winnetka following the death of her first husband, James Mines. Laura resided in Evanston and Glenview, Illinois before moving to Sarasota after her marriage to Philip C. Kauffmann Jr. in 1970. There she enthusiastically cared for her husband, children and at times, mother while firmly attending to her beloved Labrador retrievers. A passion for gardening was another of Laura’s special talents; her yard was an oasis for all who visited. Philip and Laura so enjoyed their life together. The trips to upstate New York in the summers, sailing in the bay, and shared inside jokes made obvious, their love for each other. Laura was married to Philip for 38 wonderful years until sadly, he passed away in 2008. Laura is survived by her son James B. Kauffmann (CG) and daughter Barbara K. Beard of Sarasota, her sister Barbara M. Hostetler of Decatur, Illinois, grandchildren Evan Conley of Tampa, Lauren Beard of Chicago, Cassandra Beard and James T. Kauffmann (Amanda) of Atlanta, and Bartlett Kauffmann of Sarasota. Laura is predeceased by her daughter, Laura K. Nachtigal. Memorial services and arrangements will be determined at a later date. Toale Brothers Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.
Laura Marimon Kauffmann, 87, of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19th, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Laura was born on June 20th, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Bartlett and Laura... View Obituary & Service Information
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