Ernest W. Kautz, 77, Richmond, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
He was born March 28, 1937, to Ernest and Mary (Stocker) Kautz in Genoa City, Wis.
On Oct. 16, 1961, he married Patricia Miller at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake.
He worked as a die caster at Woodstock Die Casting for 17 years. He also worked for McHenry Sand and Gravel, McHenry, for more than 10 years and Olsun Electrics Corp. in Richmond for 10 years.
He was a member of the Jersey Cattle Club and bowled in several bowling leagues.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Tony Kautz, Richmond; and two grandchildren, Kayla and Anthony Kautz.