MAX GERALD KAUFMAN, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Bluffton. Born May 22, 1919, in Whitley County, Ind., he was a son of John Easton and Edna Kaufman. After spending two years in the Army Air Corp, he was honorably discharged in August of 1945 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He returned to Whitley County to operate the family farm and also started his career at Dana Corporation retiring as a toolmaker in 1981. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Rose. He is survived by five sons, Jerry (Pat), Ted (Sharon), Phil (Cheryl), Dave, and Bill (Jane) Kaufman; a daughter, Marsha (Bob) Gemmer; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. "He devoted his life to his wife and family and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed." A celebration of Max's life for family and friends is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Markle Church of Christ, with visitation one hour prior to service. The family requests memorials to Laud Christian Church or Markle Church of Christ. Burial is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Covington Memorial Gardens. To leave online condolences,visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 23, 2013