Ralph S. Kaufman

Born: Tue., Jul. 22, 1930
Died: Mon., Oct. 15, 2012


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 17, 2012
Location: Love Funeral Home - Ottawa


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Location: Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa


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Ralph S. Kaufman
   OTTAWA – Ralph S. Kaufman, 82, of Ottawa died at 1:12 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Lima. He was born July 22, 1930 in Ottawa to the late Edward and Veronica (Schroeder) Kaufman. On November 26, 1966 he married Margaret Hornstein who survives in Ottawa.
   Also surviving are 3 children: Eric Kaufman of Columbus, Linda (Brad) Bebout of Delaware, and Andrew (Teresa) Kaufman of South Elgin, ILL.; 3 grandchildren: Peyton Bebout, Nathan Bebout, and Kaelin Kaufman; a brother: Raymond (Elma) Kaufman of Ottoville; 2 sisters-in-law: Helen Kaufman of Leipsic and Rita Kaufman of Ottawa.
   He was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Arthur (Ann) Kaufman, Edwin Kaufman, Leonard (Lidwina) Kaufman, Urban Kaufman, and Elmer Kaufman; 3 sisters: Mary Kaufman, Mildred (Vincent) Brinkman, and Bertha (Otto) Gerdeman.
   Ralph was a retired farmer and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a 1948 graduate of Sts. Peter and Paul High School, Ottawa and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. He was a life member of Knights of Columbus Council #1757, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2234, the Putnam County Farm Bureau, and Ohio Farmers Union. He sang in the church choir for many years and enjoyed singing with his barbershop harmony group. He was a Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeye fan.
   A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Ralph’s nephew Fr. Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where there will be a scripture service at 2:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m.
   Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School Endowment Fund.
   Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

  


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Tom and Janice Brinkman
   Posted Mon October 15, 2012
Aung Marg and family,

Janice and I send our heartfelt condolences to you for your loss.

Uncle Ralph was a very influencing man in my life. The summers I spent hoeing weeds and singing songs with him as we did will forever be in my mind. We would finish our work and he would still have the strength to do chin up''s in the tree next to the porch. On Saturday''s we would polish and clean his black oldsmobile so it would be shining for Sunday mass. He was a super role model to me and I''ve always held him in the highest respect. Janice and I also often talk about the evening we set around the table here in Acworth Georgia and listened to him and uncle Ray talk about the good time they all had with mom and dad.

He will be missed.

Love
Tom and Janice Brinkman

Betty Thomson
   Posted Tue October 16, 2012
Margaret & family; My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. God does have a plan for each of us and He saw it was time for Ralph to be with God.
Remember all the good memories you each have of your husband and dad and it will help get you through the rough times. God does hear your prayers.

Dan and Sue Kaufman
   Posted Tue October 16, 2012
Aunt Marge and family,
Uncle Ralph was not only a great uncle, he was like a big brother to me. I'll always have those fond memories of helping him farm, letting me drive the tractor or tag along to the elevator, cannery or the Pandora airport. I couldn't wait to get home from school in the fall and ride my bike over so I could drive the tractor in the tomato field while Ralph loaded the hampers. He also always had some time to play some ball. We also appreciate how you kept a watchful eye on Dad in his later years.
He was a good man who will be missed.

Dan and Sue Kaufman

Doris Schwartz
   Posted Tue October 16, 2012
Linda & Brad: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I still remember how I felt the day I lost my mom. May God's peace and love be with you and give you strength. Sending hugs, love & prayer...............Doris

Jon Diller
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
Dear Margaret and family--You have my deepest condolences on the passing of Ralph. He will be missed by all who knew him. I remember him as a quiet but steady person who gave careful consideration to what he said. Not many people like him anymore.

JAMES J WALKER
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
MARGARET AND FAMILY

CONDOLENCES MARGARET SORRY I COULD NOT MAKE IT. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES OVER THE YEARS. RALPH WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND CLASSMATE. TAKE OF YOURSELF AND GOD BLESS

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