Nov. 23, 1956 — Aug. 19, 2017
Kenneth “Ken” Harold Kauppi, 60, of Astoria, Oregon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at his home. A celebration of life service is being held at 11 a.m. today at Ocean View Cemetery, 575 18th St., in Warrenton, Oregon. Lunch is provided following the service at 34878 U.S. Highway 101 Business in Astoria, Oregon.
Kenneth was born Nov. 23, 1956, in Astoria, Oregon, to George and Thyra (Saari) Kauppi. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1976.
On Sept. 11, 1981, he married former Beth Griffin in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. They had three boys, Jeffrey, Adam and Reese.
He began working in the woods after high school as a logger. Then, in 1983, he became self-employed by starting his own excavation and trucking company. He enjoyed working, but also loved to hunt and fish in the Lower Columbia River region.
Kenneth is survived by his two sons and a daughter, Jeffrey, Adam and Kampbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Thyra, his brother, Davis, and his son, Reese, in 2012.