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  • August 21, 2018

Kaufmann, Ronald Daniel - The Kaufman Herald : Obituaries

Kaufmann, Ronald Daniel

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:26 am

It is with great sadness that the family of Lt. Col. Ronald Daniel Kaufmann USAF, Retired announces his passing on Aug. 2, 2018 at age 84. He passed peacefully at his home in Kaufman with his loving wife, Penny, at his side. Ron is lovingly remembered by his sons, Ronald Jr. (Christine) and Jeffery (Diane); grandchildren, Kathryn, Emily and Kristyn; brother, Henry Jr.; sister, Louise; and extended family including step-sons, Jim Steen and Charlie Steen (Gina) and their children, Layne, Alexandra, Dillon and Bailey. He is preceded in death by his father, Henry; mother, Mildred; and sister, Betty.

Ron Kaufmann was born in New York City in 1933. He first enlisted in the United States Navy as a corpsman in 1957 and subsequently transferred to the United States Air Force as an officer after completing nursing and anesthesia training. Ron is a decorated Vietnam veteran, including award of the Bronze Star. He retired honorably as a regular officer in 1979 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.   

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