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.