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Ryder Lee Akins, infant son of Cody L. J. Akins and Ashley E. Kauffman of Lafayette, passed away 8 hours after being born on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital East. Surviving are two brothers, Noah Kauffman and Braiden J. Akins and a sister, Zoey Akins all at home. Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Karen Kauffman (companion, Melvin Megginson) and Thomas (wife, Terri) Kauffman all of Lafayette; paternal grandparents, Rich Akins (companion, Erica Lanore) and Sonya Morrow (companion, Terry Howerta) all of Battle Ground; paternal great-grandparents, Gary and Sue Morrow of Florida; two aunts, Stephanie Kauffman and Kirsten Akins (boyfriend, Michael Shrum), two uncles, John Kauffman and Damien Tudor all of Lafayette; and cousins, Gerrard Fields and Harlan Shrum.

Memorial visitation one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial remembrance on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Premature Babies with Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share condolences online at