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.