Catherine I. “Katie” Kaufman, 89, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the wonderful Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana.
Mrs. Kaufman was born on March 5, 1930, in Lagrange, Indiana to Paul and Dora May (Pierson) Rowlison. She attended grade school at the one room school house in Scott Center, Angola, and attended Angola High School, but graduated later with her G.E.D. in 1980.
She worked her early years at Rogers Wreath Factory in Angola, from there she moved to Moore Business Forms, and worked for 28 years where she retired in 1989.
She married James E. Kaufman on January 13, 1948 in Waterloo, Indiana. They raised two children; James Jr. and Barbara.
She was very active in the community as a member of the American Legion, Moose, and the VFW, all of Angola. She enjoyed the outdoors where she camped and gardened. And loved her family above all else.
She is survived by a daughter; Barbara (Joe) Kirchen of Angola, a sister; Joan Huling of Mishawaka, a sister-in-law; Donnabelle Rowlison of Kendallville, four Granddaughters; Tarma (Regan) Van Aken of Fremont, Monita Kirchen (Josh Johnson) of Monroe Wisconsin, Barbie Nalley (Eddie Burdick) and Joetta (Michael) Forrester) of Angola, five great- grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Husband, James; a son, James Jr.; two brothers, Jay and Donald Rowlison; six sisters, Geraldine Leonhardt, Betty Arnold, Cora Tuttle, and Pauline, Donna Jean, and Nancy Kay Rowlison.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana with Michael D. Booher, Minister officiating.
Burial will be in South Scott Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Angola Moose Chapter 266, Angola VFW Post 7205, or Angola American Legion.
Charitable donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the following organizations:
Angola American Legion Post 31
1760 W Maumee St, Angola,IN 46703
Angola Moose Lodge
Angola VFW George Anspaugh Post 7205