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From: "Henry Schmick" <>
Subject: [GV] Obit, Norma Jean Kautz
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 08:57:01 -0700
Kautz, Norma Jean Bauer, June 4, 1930- Dec. 6, 2011
Scottsbluff Star Herald
8 Dec 2011
Norma Jean Kautz, 81, of Scottsbluff, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at
Heritage Estates in Gering.
Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at Faith
United Church of Christ in Bayard with Pastor Tom Smith officiating. Interment
will be held at Bayard Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Jolliffe
Funeral Home in Scottsbluff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Norma's honor may be made in care of the
church or the American Cancer Society . Online condolences may be left at
www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is in charge
Norma was born June 4, 1930 in Bayard to Louie "Curley" and Esther Bauer. She
graduated from Bayard High School with the class of 1946 at the age of
sixteen. She immediately went to work for Olsen and Holtorf, attorneys in
Gering. Norma met Fred Kautz soon thereafter and they were married July 18,
1948 in Bayard.
They farmed near Minatare until Fred joined the Air Force. While in the
service, they lived in Mississippi and California. After returning from the
service, they farmed north of Bayard for several years until purchasing their
farm northeast of Minatare in the Highland area. After Fred's death, Norma
continued on the farm for several years before moving to Scottsbluff where she
resided for fourteen years.
She was a lifelong member of Faith United Church of Christ. Norma taught
Sunday school and served on several committees. She was also a long time
member of the Pleasant Hour Extension Club. Noram enjoyed cooking and
gardening. She also enjoyed teaching her four grandsons some cooking and
helping them with their entries in the county fair. They always looked forward
to the special birthday cakes she would make and decorate for them. Norma
always was willing to lend a helping hand when needed whether it was preparing
food or other deeds when someone was going through a difficult time.
Survivors include her son, Kurtis (Tricia) Kautz of Mitchell; grandsons,
Kaden, Kaleb, Kyler and Kameron; sister, Janet Wylie of Scottsbluff; brother,
Thomas (Linda) Bauer of Bayard; brothers-in-law, Jake (Dorothy) Kautz of
Minatare and George (Delores) Kautz of Texas; sisters-in-law, Ann Nichols of
Bayard and Kay Schadegg of Mitchell and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband Fred, parents and brother Louie "Butch" Bauer preceded Norma in
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