Jerome Kaufman


March 14, 1926 - March 28, 2013





Jerome Kaufman was born March 14, 1926, at Freeman, SD, to Albert and Lydia (Schrag) Kaufman. He graduated from Freeman High School and South Dakota State University in Brookings. He married Juliet Nusz, September 19, 1950, in Menno, SD. He taught school in the Alexandria School District then started farming. He farmed southeast of Mitchell for 25 years. He was a licensed insurance agent and realtor. He lived in Florida, Texas and Arizona and then returned to Mitchell.

He is survived by four children: Jan (Wally) Ell of Tucson, AZ; Tory (Deb) Kaufman of Mitchell; Karla (Larry) Phillips of Mitchell; Todd (Millie) Kaufman of Greenwood, SC; eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two brothers, Stewart (Mary) Kaufman of Freeman and Denver (Sharol) Kaufman of Lake Minnetonka, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife Juliet in 1997, and one sister, Florine Kleinsasser.

Services will be at a later date.


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Posted by Chris Phillips on March 30, 2013
Rod , Ive only knowed about jerome for almost a year and from what little time ive known him he was always a jolly man but i had also known that his time here on earth was short because for the past 2 months all he ever talked about was going to heaven and digging up the streets of gold. but i at least know now that he is young again and in a better place then we are now.
Posted by Rod Hall on March 30, 2013
From the days at 4H camp to a few years later as students at SDSU to being a neighbor and then renting his farm ground, I will surely miss an intelligent and interesting man. To the family of Jerry, your dad was one of a kind. He might just do what Chris Phillps hopes he will not do. My pleasant thoughts of Jerry will remain with me forever.
Posted by Chris Phillips on March 29, 2013
For all of us here at Your former home ......we will surely miss you. and i hope that you are not doing what you said you was gonna do when you got to Heaven when u said you was gonna dig up the streets of gold .
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