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(May 29, 1990 – April 23, 2016)

Brian K. Kaufman Brian Kenneth Kaufman, 25, of Midland, laid to rest with his Lord and Savior on April 23, 2016. Brian is survived by his parents, Ellen and Ken, his sister Jennifer (Daniel Tyrrell), his grandmother Lois Miller and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. Brian received his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2013 from Michigan Tech University and worked for the Archer Daniels Midland Company in Decatur, IL. Brian was a lover of all things Michigan. He enjoyed exploring northern Michigan during his time at Michigan Tech, upland bird hunting, loved watching the Tigers play, and always looked forward to time spent at the lake. Brian was an avid disc golf player and had recently joined a softball league.Brian spent the final chapter of his life in Brighton, MI where he battled to recover from substance abuse. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask for donations to be made to the Brighton Center for Recovery in Brighton, MIA funeral liturgy will take place at Blessed Sacrament on Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 Noon with Fr. Kevin Maksym officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27th from 4-7p.m. with a vigil service 6:30 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com