Ervin ‘Rusty’ Kaufman
Ervin “Rusty” Kaufman, 90, a longtime Tomahawk area resident, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at Our House Senior Living in Wausau.
Rusty was an only child born Aug. 2, 1931 in Ripon, Wis., to Walter and Laura Schrader. He was first married to Mary Lou, who passed away, and later he married Nela “Charlie” Dahl, who passed away in 1995. He was a rural letter carrier for the United States Post Office for many years. In his younger years, he was a member of Kiwanis and other community groups. He enjoyed playing cribbage, bridge, and billiards. He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing. One of his passions was planting flower gardens. Following retirement, he started to buy and sell in the flea market world until his later years. Rusty lived life as he pleased, good, bad, or indifferent. He was still loved.
Surviving Rusty Kaufman are three daughters, Deborah (Richard) Sankey, Bode, Iowa; Daphne Genrich, Pickerel, Wis.; Jeanna (Ralph) Cummings, Alberton, Mont.; three stepchildren, Becky (Louis) Rutherford, Edmond, Okla.; Brian (Victoria) Booth, Tomahawk; and Brad Booth, Merrill. He is further survived by 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The life of Rusty Kaufman will be celebrated privately by his family. He will be buried in Greenwood Cemetery next to his wife, Nela.
Krueger Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Tomahawk, is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the obituary and share online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.