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Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:07 AM

Dec. 25, 1929-Aug. 28, 2013


Ruth E. Kaufman, 83, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate.

She was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Delphos to Arnold and Florence (Gerdeman) Reindel, who preceded her in death.

On June 16, 1954, she married Robert B Kaufman ,who preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Dennis Kaufman, David (Tara) Kaufman and Douglas (Staci) Kaufman of Defiance; a sister, Eilene Holdgreve of Delphos; a brother, Melvin (Jane) Reindel of Middle Point; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma Warneke.

Ruth graduated with the class of 1948 from the Middle Point High School. She worked for 25 years at the Defiance Junior High School Cafeteria, retiring in 1990. Both students and teachers alike were fond of Ruth’s cheerful attitude and many acts of kindness. She was a member of the VFW Post 3360 Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Mary Catholic Church Altar Society. She also volunteered over the years at the Good Samaritan School as well as with the DASH organization, both of Defiance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Defiance, the Rev. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday the Lawson Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance, where a Rosary Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Suggested memorials are to St Mary Catholic Church or to DASH of Defiance.


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