By Staff, Baptist Message
MINDEN, La. (LBM) – Shawn Kaffka, 44, passed away after a tough battle with cancer Dec. 8 in Minden.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Ruston First Baptist Church in Ruston with Rev. Chris Craig officiating.
Interment will follow at Craig Cemetery in El Dorado, Arkansas under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the time of the service.
Shawn was born March 4, 1977 in Shreveport. A graduate of North DeSoto High School and Louisiana Tech University, he served in multiple ministry roles upon graduation. He was the former associate pastor of students at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston (2010-2015), summer staff director at Acadian Baptist Center in Eunice (April 2015 to August 2015), maintenance worker at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center in Dubach (September 2015-October 2016); ministry operation director at Seeker Springs in Eros (October 2016-April 2018) and director of Camper Harris in Minden (April 2018-2021).
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucille James, Marie and Walter Kaffka and uncle, Kenny James.
He is survived by his wife Laurie Kaffka; sons, Joshua and Noah Kaffka all of Minden; parents, Kenneth and Shirley Kaffka of Stonewall; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Vicky Ham of Spearsville; sister, Keena Ogle and husband Robert of Stonewall; brother-in-law, Tommy Ham and wife Angie of Springfield, TN, and nephews, Bryan Ham of Springfield, TN and Trace Allen and Trent Ogle of Stonewall.
Pallbearers will be Luke Hockenjos, Brandon Digilormo, Robert Ogle, Todd Free, Tommy Ham, Brad Wolfe, Garrett Allison, and Josh Sanderson. Honorary pallbearer will be Bryan Ham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Harris or American Cancer Society.