Kenneth Gerald Kaufman Sr. was born in Shreveport.  He was a graduate of Fair Park High School, Class of 1945.  From there he attended college at both LSU and Centenary.  He served his country in the Marine Corps followed by 47 years of employment at Ogilvie Hardware Company in Shreveport as a Wholesale Hardware Salesman.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches since 1955 and served in many capacities.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Norma Kaufman; parents, A.T. Kaufman Sr. and Flois Kaufman; and brother, A.T. Kaufman Jr.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth Kaufman Jr. (Stephanie), Edward Kaufman (Kay), all of Natchitoches, and Bro. Richard Kaufman (Sue) of Martin; grandsons, Eric Kaufman (Melissa) and Regan Kaufman (fiancée Kaylee) of Natchitoches; and granddaughters, Anna Dupre` (Robert) of Natchitoches, Cari Galloway (fiancée Curtis) of Stonewall and Lindsey Wynne (Justin) of Keithville; great-grandchildren, Kara Kaufman, Joseph Jones, Seth Galloway, Macy, Hannah, Julianne and Justine Tyler Wynne, Khloe and Kohen Kaufman and Erin and Lucy Dupre`; great-great-granddaughter, Bryleigh Wixon; niece, Roxanne Green; and nephew, Keith Kaufman.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Kenneth Gerald Kaufman Sr., 90, will be Friday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches.  The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Bro. Richard Kaufman and the Rev. Doug deGraffenried will officiate. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches.

Pallbearers are Eric Kaufman, Regan Kaufman, Robert Dupre’, Justin Wynne, Curtis Ratliff and Ross Desadier.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the First United Methodist Church, 220 Rue Amulet St., Natchitoches, La. 71457, or to the charity of your choice.

Forever in eternity with God.