Ronald W. Kaufman

Ronald W. Kaufman, 66, of South Bend, died at 8:15 am on Friday, June 20,
2014 at his residence in South Bend; he had been in declining health for the
past two months. He was born on July 4, 1947 in Mcminnville, OR. to Vernon
and Mary  (Dintaman) Kaufman. On March 29, 1980 in South Bend he married
Cheryl  Gerber, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons,
Ryan W. Kaufman of West Dundee, IL, Justin R. Kaufman, Anthony J.
Kaufman both of South Bend; a brother, Roger (Janet) Kaufman of
Shipshewana; two sisters, Bonnie (Al) Schultz of Albion, Birdena (Tom)
Ringenberg of Huntington. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ron
had worked as a bookkeeper for Reimer Ice, North Webster as a young man
and later worked as a computer programmer/Analyst for Kelly World, South
Bend and American Computing Systems, Osceola. He enjoyed reading,
spending time outdoors and was known for his ability to be self-taught in
several different fields. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday
June 23, 2014 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury, friends and family will go in processions after visitation for a
graveside service at Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury. A memorial service will
be held at 4:00 pm also on Monday at Christ Chapel, 3402 Locust Road South
Bend. Services will be conducted by Pastor Stephen Sumrall. Memorials may
be given to Feeding the Nations.


                         Current Online Condolences
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Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Praying that the Lord will comfort you
at this sad time with His blessed hope in knowing you will see Ron again.
From:  Steve and Terri Hupp
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Cheryl and family, Sorry we couldn't get away to see you during this sad
time, but our thoughts have been and still are with you! We trust you will
sense the Spirit of our everlasting God supporting and comforting you today
and in the days ahead.
From:  Galen & Sara Yoder & family
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Cheryl I'm at a loss for words, Ron was a wonderful friend to me that I will see
again soon .I spent many Sunday mornings with him, he was so
knowledgable in the word and we became close friends over the years. I'll be
praying for your family. God be with you.
From:  Wayne Ganshorn
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Cheryl, Justin, Ryan, Anthony, Roger, Bonnie, Birdina:
I have fond memories of our visit last spring to see you and wished we could
have spent more time.  I also remember those summer visits when you came
to Grants Pass, Oregon with Uncle Vernon and Ant Mary.  Thank you for
those times and even though we are not close our prayers reach out to you
for comfort and hope of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the glorious
state of our reunion to come some day with Him.  Peace to all of you.
From:  Dennis, Delores, Eric, Rajan Lauber
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Cheryl, family and friends. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. We
hope and pray that you will find the memories of him joyful and the
adjustment without him to be not to difficult.
From: Ed & Joyce Taylor
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Ron and I were in the same class at Bethany and Goshen College. I lost track
of Ron after I left the area, but remember his as a good friend and a really
good person to know. My deepest condolences.
From: Tom Lehman
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