Connie Lauffer

Connie Lauffer, 68, of Creston, died Monday, June 20, 2022, at her home following a long illness. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate.  Services will be livestreamed with the link available at in the events section. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Visitation with family receiving friends will be one hour prior to service Thursday, at First Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Mayflower Heritage Christian School. Online condolences can be left at 

Connie Kay (Young) Lauffer, was born Sept. 17, 1953, in Creston to Earl Raymond Young and Harriet Jennie Kilgore. She graduated from Creston High School on May 18, 1971. 

Connie was united in marriage on February 29, 1972, at First Baptist Church in Creston to Robert E. “Butch” Lauffer. They settled in Creston and later moved to Jefferson in 1987. Connie and Butch would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in February this year. Connie worked in the elementary school kitchen while living in Jefferson.

They returned to Creston in 2008 and bought their farm west of Afton. She continued her work in the kitchen at the Creston Elementary/Middle School. Connie was a regular attender at the First Baptist Church in Creston.   Survivors include her two sons Blake (Kim) Lauffer of Afton and Courtney (Alisha) Lauffer  of Coon Rapids;  her mother, Harriet Palmer of Creston; six grandchildren: Jeannette, Hailey, Gabriel, Benjamin, Easton, and Bristol Lauffer; two brothers, Jerry (Sue) Young of Afton, Dale (Monica) Young of Cromwell; her sister, Carmen (Dan) Dahl of Corning; her brother in-law, Mike (Diane) Lauffer of Orient; one sister in-law, Harriett Chapman of Indianola; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Butch Lauffer in January 2022, and her father Earl Young.

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