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Charles A. Kaufman, was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chuck was born on March 30, 1928 to Joseph and Lorraine (Dunsirn) Kaufman. On February 9, 1957 Chuck was united in marriage to Lorraine Wolosek at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Appleton. He was a veteran having served in the US Army in Korea. Chuck worked at Schaeffer Dairy and then at Automotive Supply for over 50 years. He loved singing and praying for everyone daily. He enjoyed working on cars and washing them every Saturday. Chuck was Mr. Fix it and enjoyed trips around the state with his loving wife Lorraine and trips to casinos in their later years. He was active in his church at St. Bernadette where he was an usher and enjoyed praising God through song. Chuck had a strong faith and God was always first in his life. Chuck and Lorraine were always busy going from house to house celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and get-togethers. He had a fabulous memory and often told stories of his life as he was growing up. These stories are now woven into the lives of his family and the times they spent together will always be cherished. Chuck is survived by his children; Sharon Vandehey, Brenda (Dan) Ebben, Charles (Debra) Kaufman, Connie (Fred) Seidl, Karen (Dave) Van Boogard, Darlene (Scott) Hearden, grandchildren; Shannon (Rich) Baumann, Steffanie Kinderman, Jason (Kim) Ebben, Becky (Nate) Lison, Joseph Ebben, Sam (Danielle) Ebben, Naomi (Ryan) Wickens, Benjamin (Mary) Kaufman, Nate Kaufman, Amanda (Billy) Schill, Christopher (special friend Simone) Seidl, Matthew Seidl, Kayla (Troy) Hollaway, Alicia (Nick) Peeters, Andrew VanBoogard, Alyssa Hearden, and Erika Hearden, 13 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Eileen Wolosek, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Lorraine, his siblings; Bob, Casey, Louie, Joe, Jack and Margaret, three infant grandchildren and three infant great grandchildren. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, February 3, 2018, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 East Lourdes Drive, Appleton, WI with Father Don Zuleger officiating. Family and friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staffs at Island Shores, Brewster Village, St. Paul Home, and Theda Clark. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to a veteran’s organization. We love you so very much and will miss your sweet smile, sense of humor, and how you always put others first. You touched so many lives with your beautiful singing voice. We will miss you and love you forever!