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Toby Kaufman

January 15, 2021
Glenn, MI



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Ganges Fire Department
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South Haven, MI 49090
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Life Story / Obituary


Toby Dewayne Kaufman, age of 47, loving husband and father of one son, passed away on Friday, January 15th, 2021.

Toby was born on December 2, 1973 at Auburn Hospital in Indiana to Sandra Terry (Speer) and Craig Kaufman. He was from Garrett, Indiana.

On August 1, 2010, Toby married the love of his life, Kathryn (Kit) Bruursema. They have one son, whom they named Toby Kaufman. Toby was preceded in death by his father Craig Kaufman, his paternal grandfather Leverne Kaufman, and his maternal grandparents Leland and Elnora Speer. He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Kit), his son Toby, his mother Sandra (Sandy), his father-in-law and mother-in-law Scott and Nancy Bruursema, his paternal grandmother Sue, his three sisters Sonya, Angie and Sasha; Amy(sister-in-law) & Derek Getman; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Toby was a lover of all animals, and all animals loved him back. He enjoyed reading, watching the history channel, playing video games, and collecting coins and memorabilia. He loved Star Wars and the Chicago Bears, pizza and cherry tomatoes. Above all else, Toby loved his wife and little boy with all of his heart and soul. He loved being outside like helping with the greenhouse and lawn work. He was always tinkering with the stuff.

A memorial service will be held for Toby, and details will be forthcoming. His family is choosing to wait until Spring or early summer to gather to be able to accommodate as many family and friends as possible and celebrate him properly. Donations may be sent to Kathryn Kaufman via Dykstra Funeral Home or to Ganges Fire Department in Glenn, MI.

Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Saugatuck Chapel.