Born: Aug 26, 1912
Died: Oct 04, 2014
Theodore “Ted” Kaufman passed away October 5, 2014 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home. He was 102 years old. Graveside services will be Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.
Ted was born in Culbertson, MT on August 26, 1912. He had 11 brothers and sisters who all preceded him in death. As a young man he worked south of Chinook in the Bear Paws at Miller Brothers Ranch. He met and married Mabel LaFountain in 1930 of Culbertson, MT. They moved to west Chinook on a small irrigated farm. They had 6 children. Ted worked at Milk River Coal Mine, Westons Feedlot and farmed.
Later in life, Mabel passed away in 1970 from cancer. He remarried in 1973 to Margret Pike Benson of 41 years. She resides at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home.
Ted was preceded in death by his first wife Mabel LaFountain, son Jack, son Vernon, daughter Alice Swartz (Wallace), son Bill (Elaine Sargent) of Havre.
Ted is survived by his second wife Margret Kaufman, daughters Eudora (Eugene) Peterson of Hingham, MT, Carol Lux of Chinook, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren
In lieu of flowers or memorials the family asks to please to send to one’s choice.
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