THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elmer Kaufman, age 90, of Loomis, passed away February 27, 2017.
He was born on January 21, 1927, in Loomis to Harry and Esther (Petri) Kaufman. He attended Loomis State Graded School for 9 years. Upon graduation, he partnered with his father running the family dairy farm. Elmer married Elaine Kelsey on April 3, 1948. They were happily married for 65 years.
Elmer enjoyed hunting, building up the farm, and spending time with family and friends. In retirement, he continued deer hunting into his late 80's. He also enjoyed painting ceramics and giving them away to family and friends. Elmer was a member of St. Joseph Church in Walsh, WI for over 50 years and was currently a member of St. Mary Church in Crivitz. Elmer will be deeply missed by his children.
He is survived by two daughters, Claudia Kaufman of Loomis and Debbie (Randy) Atwood of Crivitz and two sons, Harold (Patricia) Kaufman of Loomis and David (Diane) Kaufman of Maumelle, AR. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren, Kellie (Keith) Stumbris, Michelle (Brian) Collins, Jenny (Buck) Gehm, Becky Popp, Brigette (Tim) Finger, Benjamin (Annessa) Kaufman, Matthew (Barb) Kaufman, Daniel (Lisa) Kaufman, Stephen (Katie) Kaufman, Andrew (Amy) Kaufman, Nicole (Andy) Teschner, Lisa (Jesse) Mast, Brian (Kim) Kaufman, Lee (Angie) Atwood, Kurt (Jade) Atwood and Kerry (Nick) Johnsen; 29 great-grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces and nephews including two special, devoted nephews Shelby (Ivy) Johnson and Stanley (Dawn) Johnson and God-son, Tom Wiedemeier.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Ralph and Lois Johnson.
Family will greet relatives and friends at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz on March 1, Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and March 2, Thursday from 9 a.m. until going to St. Mary Catholic Church 11 a.m. for Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery in Coleman.