Guestbook for Wayne Sanford Kaufman
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Wayne was a wonderful mentor to me while I attended UWL as a graduate student. I am honored to call him an extremely caring friend and supporter. He opened his door to me at his office and his home. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
From Kate Weiland

5:57 pm - 03/24/18


Our prayers and blessings are with all of the family during this time. 🙏🙏
From Joey and Debbie Quebedeaux and Family

6:47 pm - 03/23/18


I want to send out my Deepest Sympathy to the Kaufman family. I am 48 yrs old, so the only way I got to know Wayne was from when him and his wife Alice shopped at the local Pharmacy in Lacrosse. That was called Degen Berglund. They were almost one of our daily customers there. I became friends with them and had a lot of talks and learned a few things from him. He always had to buy me a candy bar when he stopped in. We even had a couple lunch dates as well. I will always remember them and keep them in my prayer's forever. Rest In Peace my friend. Until we meet one day!!
From Sheila Strasser

4:10 pm - 03/23/18


I usually skim over the obituary's since I was born and raised in LaCrosse. And Wayne's caught my eye for some reason. And I'll tell you I thought I was reading the script for a Great American Novel Feature Film. Wayne sure was an amazing man, and whoever told his life's story did him a great service. I wish I could have met him because to me he sounded like an American Legend. People like him only come around once in a life time. God Bless you Wayne and God Bless his family. 🍅
From Russell Peterson

7:40 pm - 03/22/18


My life was blessed to have known both Wayne and Alice during my 8 years tenure at UW-L. Wayne was Chair of Physical Education; Bill Otto was Chair of Recreation; and I served as Chair of Health Education. Together we spent many hours planning programs and budgets and Wayne always kept us on task during the difficult times! I also played in two poker clubs with Wayne and he was the life of the party most often! His hunting and fishing stories kept us laughing. My condolences to all of his loved ones and I know you will miss him, but his legacy remains with you as a "guiding light" in this world and the next.
From RICHARD PAPENFUSS, PH.D.

1:08 pm - 03/22/18


I did not know Wayne well but I did know him well through his son Jeff who really lived his life in a way modeled after his father. A vey god model. Wayne was, in my, opinion one of the strongest men one could ask through family setbacks and particularly in dealing with Jeff's horrible disease. He was a good man and will be missed.
From D. Michael Guerin

8:38 am - 03/22/18