Obituaries

Albert Kautz

November 23, 1921 - April 10, 2019

Albert Kautz

Obituary

Albert Kautz, 97, of Belvidere, IL passed away, April 10, 2019. Born November 23, 1921 in Alexandrowka, Romania, son of Edward and Emilie Kautz. Albert left Romania in August 1940 and immigrated into Germany. He was drafted into the German Army in May 1942. After 3 months of training he was deployed to fight the Russian Army in Kaukasus, USSR. In 1945 after the German Army totally surrendered, he was taken into Russian prison camp as a POW in a labor camp northeast of Moscow to cut wood for 2 years. Afterwards, he was moved to the Coal Mines in Ural for 2 ยฝ months. He was released in December 1949 and arrived home to his wife and daughter in Diepholz, Germany.

He and his family immigrated to America in May 1952. He worked on a farm in Wosley, SD for 2 years and then Yale, SD until April 1968. In 1968 he moved to Belvidere, IL and worked for Camcar Fastener Corp until his retirement in 1986.

Survivors include daughter, Inge Adams of Mukwonago, WI; son, Gary (Beth) Kautz of LaGrange, IL; grandson, David (Kari) Adams of Mukwonago, WI; great-grandsons Gavin and Sawyer Adams of Mukwonago; one sister, Ida Wackernagel of Germany; one sister-in-law Ann Gibbons; close friend, Patti Bakke and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella F. Kautz; his parents; his siblings, Ernst and Herta; his brother-in-law, Robert Gibbons; and his son-in-law, Richard โ€œSparkyโ€ Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 E. Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. till 12:45 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family or OSF Hospice Care. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. till 12:45 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 E. Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL.

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial in Highland Garden of Memories.

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Albert was a strong character in my youth. I’m thankful for having known him and Ella and Inge and Gary.

Doug and Dorothy Haeder 2019-04-13T10:23:43

My sympathies. May he rest in peace from his labors.

Scott Ramsay 2019-04-13T06:40:22

jesus has a wonderful person to help him. My sympathy to the family of a great man.

Joyce M Creighton 2019-04-12T17:01:17

Gary and Beth,
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I hope your memories of him are a comfort to you at this time. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Carol Harman 2019-04-12T15:41:38

I worked with Albert on the farm for 13 years I learned a lot of things from him while growing up He was a hard worker and very particular in whatever he was doing I loved his 1959 Chevrolet four door hardtop car He even taught me a song in German He was quite a guy

Phil Hohm 2019-04-11T23:40:23

Al was a wonderful man. Grateful for knowing him, and his friendship to my parents Russell & Bernice Anderson. God’s loving servant. Rest in peace Al.

Linda Anderson Way 2019-04-11T17:59:13

Gary & family-So sorry for your loss. It is not easy to lose our parents at any age. [Chuck P passed along the word on FB.]

Nancy Seline Sagehorn 2019-04-11T16:50:08

Al was a true man of God he will be missed by many. He was always kind and had a warm greeting. We are sad for losing him here on earth, but know he is definitely with the good Lord now. God’s blessing to his family.

The Daniels' family 2019-04-11T13:19:12

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