BEN L. KAUFMANN, 87, passed away Monday Dec. 3, 2012 at his home. He was born in Cissna Park, Ill. on Dec. 27, 1924 a son of Albert and Bertha (Feller) Kaufmann. He was self empoyed in the construction business. He married Edith Bahler on Feb. 1, 1948 in Remington, Ind. He was a member of The Chapel in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Edith Kaufmann; children, Joan McMillan, Anne (Cleve) Graham, Kerry (Kathy) Kaufmann, Craig (Cheri) Kaufmann, Jonathon (Deborah) David Kaufman, Judy (Eric) Fisher, Gene (Jenny) Kaufmann; brothers, Don, Arch, Cal, Jun; and sisters, Marcella and Laverne; 40 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Service is 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2012 at The Chapel 2505 W. Hamilton Rd., with visitation 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to service. Pastor Rick Hawks officiating. Visitation also from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at the church. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to the Church or Visiting Hospice and Home Care. Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson in charge of services condolences to www.dalejohnsonfh.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 5, 2012