|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1908|
|Death: ||Nov. 27, 1993|
Esther C. Kautz, 85, of Millville, a retired parochial school teacher and homemaker, died Saturday evening (Nov 27, 1993)at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Plainview where she had resided 15 months.
Esther Clara Gehlhar was born Aug. 26, 1908, in rural Elgin, graduated from Elgin High School and attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn, She taught in parochial schools in St Paul, Rochester, Goodhue, Elgin and Winona before her marriage to Albert O. Maas on Aug. 24, 1941, in Elgin. Mr. Maas died June 20, 1983. On Jan. 11, 1986, she married Murray S. Kautz in Millville where they made their home. Her husband is a retired farmer and trucker. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Bremen and its ladies aid and served as church organist. She taught Sunday school for a number of years. Mrs. Kautz was a member of the Millville Senior Citizens and the Farm Bureau. She raised violets for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two stepsons. Dale Kautz of Millville and Duane Kautz of Mora, Minn; six stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Ruth (Mrs. Henry) Krenz of New Ulm. A brother preceded her in death.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church of Bremen, rural Millville, with the Rev. Randy Ott officiating. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Schleicher Funeral Home in Millville and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
Murray Stark Kautz (1911 - 2002)
Created by: Mary Fuller
Record added: Jan 21, 2012
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