SOUTH BEND — Ronald W. Kaufman, 66, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, at his residence in South Bend. He had been in declining health for the past two months.
He was born July 4, 1947 in Mcminnville, Ore., to Vernon and Mary (Dintaman) Kaufman.
On March 29, 1980 in South Bend he married Cheryl Gerber, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Ryan W. Kaufman of West Dundee, Ill., Justin R. Kaufman, Anthony J. Kaufman, both of South Bend; a brother, Roger (Janet) Kaufman of Shipshewana; two sisters, Bonnie (Al) Schultz of Albion, Birdena (Tom) Ringenberg of Huntington.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ron had worked as a bookkeeper for Reimer Ice, North Webster as a young man and later worked as a computer programmer/analyst for Kelly World, South Bend and American Computing Systems, Osceola. He enjoyed reading, spending time outdoors and was known for his ability to be self-taught in several different fields.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury, when friends and family will go in a procession after the visitation for a graveside service at Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. also on Monday at Christ Chapel, 3402 Locust Road, South Bend. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Stephen Sumrall.
Memorials may be given to Feeding the Nations. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.