Lifetime resident Lowell J. Kaufman, 70, 4569 N. Michigan Rd., Plymouth, died at 10:52 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Lowell died of natural causes following a brief illness; he had undergone surgery less than a month earlier.
The son of John and Gertrude Manuwal Kaufman, Lowell was born in Plymouth on October 12, 1929. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1948 and later from Gary Methodist Hospital as a Laboratory Technologist. He was also an Indiana State Board Certified Medical Technologist.
From 1948 to 1952, Lowell served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. St. Paul.
On August 28, 1954, in Plymouth, he and Pat L. Booker were married. Pat survives his death.
A former South Bend Bendix employee he worked at the former Parkview Hospital for thirty years, from 1960 to 1990.
He enjoyed golfing with his wife, Pat. As a young adult he was a hunter and outdoorsman, he also enjoyed spectator sports. Most of all, he simply loved being with his family.
Lowell is survived by his wife, Pat, and their two daughters: Peggy L. Kaufman, Plymouth and Lori D. and Dr. John M. Bottorff, Crawfordsville, Ind. Two grandsons, John Kaufman and Bryant Michael Bottorff and a granddaughter, Angela Marie Bottorff all of Crawfordsville, also survive.
Two brothers, William and Rosland Kaufman, South Bend, and Arthur E. Kaufman and a sister, Marietta and Ed Eastlund, all of Plymouth, several nieces and nephews survive as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents and Julia Mitchell, a sister.
Friends of Lowell and his family will be welcomed at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on Thursday, June 22, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, where Lowell has been a member since 1986. The Rev. Father Anthony Gillespie will celebrate the Mass.
The Plymouth V.F.W., #1162 will provide graveside honors for Lowell in recognition of his service to his country in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Lowell’s memory may be made the Mission 2000 Project of St. Michael’s Parish or to a charity of the donor’s choice.