Norbert J. Kaufmann, age 82 of Norwood Young America, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at the Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Green Isle with Fr. Keith Salisbury officiating. Visitation was held on Monday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington beginning with a 4 p.m. K of C Rosary and concluding with an 8 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continued on Tuesday morning one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
Norbert was born on Jan. 26, 1930 to Albert and Catherine (Dold) Kaufmann in Howard, S.D. He was a Korean War veteran. He married Darlain Harms in 1956 in Norwood Young America. He was a member and involved with the American Legion Post 408 of Green Isle, Knights of Columbus and the VFW in Belle Plaine. He enjoyed fishing, flying airplanes and traveling to Branson, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dolores Hall, Sister Carol Kaufmann and Marvin Kaufmann; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Steven Doran, Buel Hall, Judy Kaufmann, Darwin Harms and Deverne Harms; and mother and father-in-law, Elwin and Elsie Harms.
Norbert is survived by his wife, Darlain; siblings, Loraine (Jerry) Roskowiak of St. Paul, Romane Kaufmann of Anoka, Richard (Marianne) Kaufmann of Lake City, (Dick) Peabody of Rapid City, S.D., Rita (Jim) Eigen of Edina, Marilyn Doran of Richfield, Gary (Sherri) Kaufmann of Gaylord, Jim (Judy) Kaufmann of Carver, Dennis (Sandy) Kaufmann of Rush City, and Suanne Kaufmann of Urbana, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Kaufmann of Minneapolis, Doann and Dennis Hromadka of Medford and Duane and Kathy Harms of Norwood Young America.
Arrangements were with Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington.