He married the former Mary Miller on November 14, 1940 and she died on May 28, 2004. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Mrs. Sarah Kaufman of Fresno, 3 sons Ivan Kaufman of Pittsburg, PA, Merlin (Bonnie) Kaufman of Big Prairie and Paul (Jackie) Kaufman of Dundee, 3 daughters Drusilla Sue (Wallace) Detwieler of Sugarcreek, Marilyn (Ray) Troyer of Berlin and Ruth (John) Chupp of the home, 2 sisters Mrs. Elsie Frye of Shipshewana, Indiana and Lovina (Jerry) Kline of Fredericksburg, brother-in-law Levi Troyer of Sugarcreek, 24 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he is preceded in death by his son Robert Kaufman, grandson Brent Detwieler, 4 brothers Roman, Jonas, Henry and Nelson and 3 sisters Sarah, Katie and Sue.
Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM at the Kaufman Residence with Bishop Nelson Hershberger officiating. Burial will be in Kaufman Cemetery in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes County. Friends may call anytime at the Kaufman Residence after 2:00 PM on Monday. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek.
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