Jennifer Jane Ziegler, 49, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 7, 2019 at her home.
She was born February 1, 1970 in Madison, the daughter of Paul and Amy (Aungst) Kaufmann. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1988. Jennifer received her accounting and Master’s of business degrees. She served as an EMT for Baraboo, and also Rio. She was currently employed by Rhode’s Bakery in Columbus. Jennifer enjoyed her church mission trip to the Dominican Republic with her son, playing board games, and listening to music. She was an avid Green Bay Packer owner and fan and loved to tailgate. Jennifer was a loving and adoring mother.
Survivors include her son Chase of Waupun; parents Paul and Amy Kaufmann of Rio; sisters Sarah (Jeff) Homman of Rio and Rebekah Benson of Sun Prairie; nieces and nephews Tre Cordell Kaufmann, Brad Benson, Natasha Hommann, Zachrey Homman, Autumn Benson. She is further survived by her great-nieces and nephews Roman, Athena, and Ares Kaufamnn and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Jacob and Genevieve Kaufmann and maternal grandparents Robert and Marjorie Aungst.
A celebration of Jennifer’s life will be held Thursday, December 12 from 1 to 3 PM with a service to follow at 3 PM at Grasse Funeral Home, 401 Angel Way, Rio with Rev. Karrie Landsverk officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for their choosing. Jennifer knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face. She believed in paying it forward at all times. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Pay it forward, rest in peace, we will always love and miss you.
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