The Billings Outpost

James ‘Jim’ Kautz

James “Jim” Kautz, 72, of Billings, a courtesy driver for Denny Menholt, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

He was born March 30, 1941, to Thelma Hartung and Henry Kautz, who was killed in Normandy a short time later. He joined the Navy before graduating from Senior High School, serving from 1962 to 1966.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna Orelup Kautz; a brother, Mike Spear; a son, Kerry Kautz; and a daughter, Brenda.

A celebration of life was held Jan. 4 at the Vegas Hotel in Billings. Interment was in Yellowstone Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Condolences may be sent to 111 S. 35th St., Billings, MT 59101.

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