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Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield, formerly of Brownton and Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Marvin “Marv” Arnold Kaufmann was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Glencoe. He was the son of Alexander and Emma (Karg) Kaufmann. He was baptized as an infant on Nov. 16, 1930, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 7, 1944, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He received his education until the eighth grade in McLeod County. He entered active military service in the U.S. Army in January 1952, and served his country in Germany and Hawaii. He received an honorable discharge in December 1953.
On Nov. 19, 1955, he was united in marriage to Lornallee Roepke at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. They made their home in Glencoe and Brownton and, finally, in Lakefield. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Susan, Michael, Kimberly, Beth and Eric. Mr. Kaufmann was later married to Daun Sievert on June 7, 1988, in Lakefield, where they resided.
Mr. Kaufmann worked in the creamery and agriculture businesses. He managed the Brownton Co-op Creamery and the Lakefield Co-op Ag Center, along with various other cooperatives throughout southwestern Minnesota and Iowa. Throughout his life he served on many boards and committees. He was a member of the Hanson-Ward VFW Post 4743.
Mr. Kaufmann had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his airplane in his spare time. He also took pride in his farm. He enjoyed working on his yard and buildings. He loved to fix things. The more challenging the job, the better he liked it. He enjoyed fixing and refurbishing old computers and gave many to those less fortunate.
In July 2013, he moved to the Minnesota Veterans Home, where he resided until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Daun Kaufmann of Lakefield; daughters, Kimberly (Robert) Duitsman of Winona and Beth (Kurt) Selle of Brownton; son, Eric Kaufmann and special friend, Kerry Polzin, of Brownton; stepchildren, Dana (Bart) Collin of Worthington, Luona (Tom) Seitz of Mountain Iron, Racqel (Lance) Barthel of Becker and Craig (Conchita) Sievert of Okabena; grandchildren, Andrew Duitsman and fiancé, Rebecca Moers, Nathan Duitsman, Michael Selle, Rachel Selle, Jordyn Polzin, Paige Collin, Blaine (Susan) Collin Robbi Collin, Blair, Brylee, Jacob and Anna Seitz, Blake and Brynn Barthel and Skyler and Shania Sievert; great-grandchildren, Cody Duitsman  and Abel and Isaac Collin; sisters and their husbands, Evelyn (Alfred) Burdorf and Verna (Harold) Kunkel; sisters-in-law, LaVonne Kaufmann, Alice Kaufmann and Leann Welchlin; brothers-in-law, Victor Brinkmeier, Roger (Carol) Voss and Craig (Joan) Voss; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Emma Kaufmann; daughter, Susan; son, Michael; grandson, Matthew Selle; sister, Lorraine Brinkmeier; brothers, Hillard, Maynard and Leroy; sister-in-law, Arlene Kaufmann; and brother-in-law, John Welchlin.