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Kaufman, Dr Eugene E

The Newton Kansan

Dr. Eugene E. Kaufman 81, Towanda

Dr. Eugene E. Kaufman of Towanda departed from life to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 5, 2011).

Gene was born on April 4, 1930, in McPherson. He was the son of Edward E. Kaufman and Edna O. Kaufman. Gene received his bachelor of science degree from Bethel College in Newton, and he graduated from the Kansas School of Medicine at the top of his class. He interned at Wesley hospital and served his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Gene was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Naval Medical Corps, receiving training in Amphibious Medical Warfare and serving aboard the USS El Dorado in the Pacific as a medical officer and a surgeon.

Upon discharge, Gene established a medical practice in Wichita with Drs. Kaiser, Crumpaker and Bowman in orthopedics and then practiced orthopedics and surgery with the physicians at the Orthopedic Sports and Medicine.

Gene was team physician for the Wichita State University Shockers, and he became known as the "Shock Doc."

Gene was predeceased by his sister, Betty Kleffel, and his loving wife of 44 years, Dorothy, and their first child, Kathryn. Gene met and married Linda Constable, traveling extensively and having wonderful memories in later life. Gene is survived by his wife, Linda; three children of his wonderful marriage with Dorothy, Eric E. Kaufman (wife, Kathy), Debra S. Folkerts (husband, Darwin), and Marc L. Kaufman (wife, Eva); grandchildren, Brandi Moffitt (husband, Drew) and Evan Kaufman, Chason, Maxwell and Tessa White, Megan and Jorden Kaufman, Lindsay and Emily Mullins, Scott Cockrill (wife, Michelle), and Allison Cockrill; and great-grandchildren, Camryn Kaufman and Jett Moffitt. Gene also was survived by his brother, Kenneth L. Kaufman of Saratoga, Calif.

Gene was board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery; a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; a member of the American Medical Association; the Medical Society of Sedgwick County; a member of the Kansas Orthopedic Society; a member of the Mid-Central States Orthopedic Society; the Wichita Surgical Center; the Clinical Orthopedic Society; and a founding father of Mid-American Orthopedic Association, serving as president and many other positions.

Gene has many other honors and awards. He will be missed not only by his family and friends but by many patients, doctors and nurses.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine St. in Wichita, immediately followed with refreshments, fellowship and a time of sharing at the church.

There will be a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202, or Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church.

Downing and Lahey Mortuary East is in charge of the arrangements.

Tributes may be sent to the family via

Owner/SourceHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date8 Jul 2011
Linked toEugene E Kaufman

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