Brian “Sid” Kaufman 60 of Argenta, IL passed away 4:22 PM June 29, 2019 at his family residence, Argenta, IL.


Services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 6, 2019 at The Bridge Fellowship Church, Argenta, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM Saturday at the church. The family requests everyone come in casual attire.


Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or a memorial of the donor’s choice.

Brian was born April 22, 1959 in Decatur, IL the son of Kenneth “Buck” and Helen (Hilbrant) Kaufman.

Survivors include his brother, Rodney (Michelle) Kaufman, Oreana, IL, niece, Jennifer Ryder and her children, Austyn and Briggs of Rockford, MI, and nephew, Rob (Jamie) Johnson, Clarkston, MI.


He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, many aunts, uncles, and other family members. 


Brian worked at Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment for more than 30 years. He was an avid fan of the Illini, Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, and Milwaukee Bucks. Back in his day, Brian was one of the best slow pitch softball pitchers in the area. He loved being around his friends playing softball.v

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