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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Margaret June "Peggy" Kaufman

Margaret June "Peggy" Kaufman, 76, Rock Hill, SC, passed away the morning of Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the Erie County Care Facility after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born on September 21, 1935 in Sandusky, Ohio.

Formerly from Middle Bass Island and Sandusky, Peg retired from a 32-year career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a Driver's License Examiner, one of the first female examiners in the state.

She is survived by her three children: daughter, Colleen L. Kaphengst, Rock Hill, SC; sons, Jamie (Jaqui) Kaufman, Atlanta, GA, and, Mark Kaufman, Portage, IN; sisters, Patricia (John) Van Dootingh and Sally Brennan, both of Sandusky; brother Tom (Sandy) Runkle, Monroeville, OH; granddaughters, Nicole (Michael) Blevens Shreve, OH, and Emily Kaufman, Atlanta, GA; four great-grandchildren, Maddie Rose Blevens, Caden Michael Blevens, and Nevaeh Blevens, all of Shreve, OH, and Olivia Kaufman, Toledo, OH; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral G. Kaufman; parents, Stanley and Viola (Robinson) Runkle; and brother, William Runkle, former mayor of Bryan, OH.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM in
the Ohio Veterans Home Giffin Chapel, 3416 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, OH, 44870. Rev. Edgar Shelly will officiate. A celebration of her life will immediately follow the service in the Ohio Veterans Home pavilion. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Castalia Cemetery, 407 Bardwell Road, Castalia, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, or to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH, 44870, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH, 44870. Toft Funeral Home and Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be shared at