43° F

Louis Charles Kutzke

Published On: Nov 22 2013 01:41:53 PM CST

Louis Kutzke, age 85 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Thursday, November 21, 2013 at his residence.

The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells with Father Michael Richel celebrating. Visitation will be held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells with military rites provided by the Harold B. Larkin American Legion Post 187 of Wisconsin Dells.

Louis was born May 29, 1928 in Portage, Wisconsin the son of Louis and Ada (Hickethier) Kutzke. In June of 1957 he married Mary Claire Baggot in Wisconsin Dells. Louis was a stone mason and bricklayer for many years and this line of work took him all over Wisconsin and Illinois. He eventually retired and worked for the next 11 years at HoChunk Casino. Louis was a member of the Harold B. Larkin American Legion Post 187 and was an avid year round fisherman.

Louis is survived by his loving wife, Mary Claire; sons, Louis of Wisconsin Dells, Tom (Theresa) of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Joseph (Rachel) of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; a daughter, Mary (Ken) Kimball of Wisconsin Dells; brothers, Oscar (Margaret) and Dan (Karen) both of Portage, Wisconsin; and grandchildren, Kendra, Keelan, Kyle, Kelsey and Demetri. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Edward.

  • World Series Game 1 Progressive Field wide shot

    Jason Miller/Getty Images

    2016 World Series: Cubs even things up

    The 2016 World Series started Oct. 25, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, with the National League champion Chicago Cubs and the American League champion Cleveland Indians.

  • PHOTOS: Vilas Zoo announces new holiday lights exhibit

    The Henry Vilas Zoo will light up nights this holiday season with its new Zoo Lights event. The Zoo Lights exhibit will offer zoo-goers a stroll down Candy Cane Lane with festive lights and sounds. Zoo organizers announced the Zoo Light exhibit Wednesday and said thousands of lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland Nov. 25-Jan. 1.

    Admission is $7 and Zoo Lights will run Thursdays through Sundays beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Takata air bag recall by the numbers - blurb

    Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    Takata air bag recall by the numbers

    Millions of cars have been recalled due to defective Takata air bags across the world. One in every 10 cars in the U.S. is affected by the recall, Automotive News reports. The publication is calling this the "recall of the century," as up to 90 million more recalls are possible.