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Harold Kautz 1923-2014

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014

Harold Kautz, 91, of Cottage Grove passed away July 15, 2014. He was born March 14, 1923, in New Leipzig, N.D. to Robert and Mary (Tietz) Kautz.

After graduating from high school, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps for a summer. In 1943 Harold moved to Sacramento, Calif. and was hired by the Sacramento Army Depot. He worked at the Army Depot for 42 years.

On Sept. 8, 1946, Harold married Phyllis Scheer in Fessenden, N.D. They made Sacramento their home for 62 years.

Harold enjoyed playing golf with friends and family and playing the accordion. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church and St. Lukeís Lutheran Church in Sacramento, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Stahl and husband Michael of Cottage Grove, and a sister, Bernetta Nelson and husband Fred of Andrews, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, and daughter Elaine Monighan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove. Memorials contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.

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