Delbert L. Kaufman, age 93, of Fort Recovery, died Sept. 12, 2020, at IU Health Jay in Portland, Indiana.

He was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Union City, Indiana, to the late George and Ethel (Mosier) Kaufman. On April 5, 1953, he married the late Patricia (Atkinson) Kaufman, who died April 21, 2014.

Surviving are his children, Steve (Carol) Kaufman of Clayton, Ohio, and Marcia (Jack) Staugler of Fort Recovery, Ohio; grandchildren Krista, Pamela, Erica, Ashley and Jordan; great-grandchildren Landon, Madelyn, River, Whitley, Krew, Diem and Sullivan; his siblings, Roberta Simmons and Madonna Key, both of Union City, Indiana; brother-in-law Ira McNeely of Indianapolis, Indiana; and in-law, Lucy Atkinson of Monroe, Indiana.

Preceding him in death were siblings Ardith Webster and Evelyn McNeely; brothers-in-law Bob Simmons, Donald Key, J.R. Hueber and Bob Webster; and in-laws Larry Atkinson and John (Carmen) Atkinson.

Delbert served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Fort Recovery United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 345, both of Fort Recovery.

He retired from the former Westinghouse, Union City, Indiana, and then worked part time at Wangler Ace Hardware, Fort Recovery.

Private family services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Brockman–Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, with the Rev. Jim Stilwell officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion, Fort Recovery.

Contributions can be made to the Veterans Plaza, Fort Recovery, c/o the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, P.O. Box 52, Fort Recovery, OH 45846, or a charity of your choice.

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