Robert William Cauffman Jr.

Robert William Cauffman Jr

April 10, 1938 – Feb. 21, 2022

Robert William Cauffman Jr, “Bill”, left this life on Feb. 21, 2022, in Cody, Wyo.

Bill was born April 10, 1938, in Burlington, Wyo., to Robert (Bob) and Glena Cauffman at the home of his Uncle Than and Aunt Mildred Spens.  He joined older siblings, Darlene and Richard, and then the family welcomed Kenneth, Sandra, Alice, Carol and Roger.

Bill was raised on the family farm where he worked side by side with his parents and learned his love of farming and raising livestock.  He attended school in Emblem and graduated from Burlington High School in 1956.  This is where he met the love of his life, Diane Heath. Bill and Diane were married on Aug. 4, 1956, at the home of his grandparents, Charles and Winifred Cauffman in Burlington. When Bill joined the LDS church, they were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on July 19, 1962. In the 64 years of marriage, they were rarely apart and could be seen showing the love and devotion they had for each other.

The couple settled in Burlington where Bill and Diane bought the farm and house where he was born from his Aunt and Uncle Spens. This is where they raised their four children, Doug, Carl, Deloris and Brad.  He was a gentle teacher who instilled the values of hard work, integrity and the love of family to his children and their families. He served on several boards in the community as well as helped all of his neighbors with his expertise in fixing and building things.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Glena Cauffman, his brother Richard “Dick” Cauffman, and by his beloved wife Diane.  He is survived by his four children, Doug (Lydia) of Basin, Carl of Burlington, Deloris (Randy) Fox of Burlington and Brad (Liz) of Wilmington, Ill.; six siblings, Darlene Thomas, Kenneth, Sandra (Marlin) Jones, Alice (Charlie) Raper, Carol Sparks, and Roger (Ilene); 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Burlington LDS Chapel. Visitation will be held there at the church from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Burlington Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements.