Max Kauffman, 93

Max Gerald Kaufman, 93, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013, in Bluffton. Max was born to John Easton and Edna Kaufman May 22, 1919, in Whitley County. 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 Rose, his loving wife of 70 years, and is survived by five sons, Jerry (Pat), Ted (Sharon), Phil (Cheryl), Dave, Bill (Jane) Kaufman and a daughter Marsha (Bob) Gemmer; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Max devoted his life to his wife and family and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life Saturday at the Markle Church of Christ at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. The family has requested memorials be made to the Laud Christian Church or Markle Church of Christ. Burial will take place at Covington Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m. Visit to leave online condolences.