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Marie C. Kaufman

Mrs. Marie C. Kaufman of Nashville, departed this life at Friendship Manor Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Nashville on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:45pm.  She had attained the age of 91 years, 9 months and 7 days.

Mrs. Kaufman was born August 1, 1925 in Perry County, the daughter of Edward F. and Clara (Kellerman) Kujawa.  She married Joe Kaufman on August 3, 1945 in St. Ann’s Catholic Church by Father Helbig and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1994.

Marie graduated from Pinckneyville High School in 1943. After graduation she went to work in St. Louis, for Bussman Fuse Company during World War II.  She later worked for Brown Shoe Company.  She and her husband also owned and operated Joe & Marie’s Bar & Grill in Nashville.

Marie was a lifelong member of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Todds Mill, where she was involved with the altar sodality and helped with the funeral luncheons.  She enjoyed bingo, gardening, polka dancing, and making her famous potato salad, spaghetti and chocolate pies for the grandchildren.

Left to mourn is her daughter Janet Lane and husband Jack.  Three grandchildren: Kristy (Lane) and husband Jason, Jon Lane & wife Jamie, Kara (Lane) and husband Dan Paszkiewicz.  Seven great grandchildren: Kasie (Brink) and husband Danny Dlubala, Nicholas Brink, Jake & Jackson Brink, Landen & Max Lane, Sailor Gutzler-Dlubala.  Great, great grandchild: Kamryn Dlubala.  Two step great grandchildren: Tristan & Josh Wilder.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Clarence Kujawa, her granddaughter Kimberly (Lane) and husband Marty Gutzler, a great granddaughter Piper Gutzler and step great granddaughter Sierra Wilder.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Todds Mill, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with Fr. Bernard Goedde officiating and with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Saturday from 8 A.M. until 10 A.M.

Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington County Relay for Life and Washington County Partners for Pets and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at


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