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Obituaries

Obituaries

John Paul Kautz 1927 - 2005

Services for John Paul Kautz, 78, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.Mr. Kautz died Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home after a long battle with cancer.He was born March 28, 1927, in Atchison, the son of August and Marie Urban Kautz. He lived in Lawrence since 1963 and spent his winters in Ruskin, Fla.Mr. Kautz served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was supervisor of facilities and operations at the Kansas University Grange and retired in 1988. He was a past commander of the American Legion in Atchison. He was a former member of the Lawrence Lions Club and Knights of Columbus. He attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.He married June C. Hanke on June 8, 1950, in Atchison. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three daughters, Deborah Hammond, Marietta, Ga., Deanne Dremler, Mesa, Ariz., and Kimberly Howard, Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Kautz.