FT. MYERS, Fla. — James R. Yaufman, 86, of Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away Aug. 28, 2014, at home.
was born in Ottawa to the late Ernest and Adele Yaufman. He was also
predeceased by his siblings, Helen Smith, Bertha Karcher, Merle Yaufman
and John Yaufman. His surviving sibling is Julie Ruen and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He grew up on a farm, was then employed at the
local telephone company while serving in the National Guard and then
joined the Army during the Korean Conflict. After service, he was
vacationing on the Myakka River in Florida, where he met his bride, Mary
Lou. After returning to Ottawa, he was employed by the City Loan and
Savings/ Commercial Credit Company, then transferred to Gainseville,
Florida, then on to Ft. Worth, Texas. They moved to Ft. Myers, Florida
in 1967, and were blessed with six wonderful children, Jennifer Yaufman,
Laurie Champion, Kris (Bob) Urbanowicz, Marlisa Cornell, Carina (Jim)
Guillard and James R. Yaufman II, and 10 grandchildren.
for Prudential Insurance in Ft. Myers for almost 30 years. Their slogan
was, “Own a piece of the Rock” , Jim Yaufman was our rock and our
foundation. He has always taken great care of his wife and each and
every one of his children.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church ,in Ft. Myers, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, Mass Intentions are welcome.