JAMES KUFFEL, 71, passed away December 24, 2014 at Eureka Springs Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Eureka Springs with his life partner of 20 years, Bonnie Hughes in 2001. James was a devoted single parent to his daughter, Tonya Kuffel and cherished his grandson, Travis Dingman. James was "grandpa" to Jonas Ryan and "dad" to all of Bonnie's children and grandchildren as well. James earned his master's degree in economics from Tulane University and had developed software for the precious metals market for many years. His true love was music and he composed and played many instruments making his home a virtual concert hall. Additionally he was an audio and recording expert and did many demo tapes for aspiring artists in Illinois and Arkansas. James was well known for his humor and his generous warm hugs.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Church at 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, AR. The family asks that any heartfelt gifts be given to the Flint Street Food Pantry, 33 North Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632, an organization to be supported. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
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