Jan. 23, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – Clayton C. Stautz, 91, of Kewaskum, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hosptial.
Clayton was born on June 10, 1926, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late Clifford and Elsa (Bruessel) Stautz. On October 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Aletta Quaas at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Clayton proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was actively involved in the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum, where he served as Commander three times. He was a member of West Bend V.F.W. Post 1393, 40-ET-8, Kewaskum Lions Club, Masonic Lodge 138 F & AM West Bend.
He was also recognized as Legionnaire of the Year for Washington County. Clayton was a retired member of the Kewaskum Fire Department after 32 years of service. He spent 15 years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and was a regular American Red Cross blood donor, over time donating 154 pints of blood. Clayton was employed as a carpenter by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 38 ½ years building many of the signs and buildings at Mauthe and Long Lake.
Those Clayton leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Aletta; three children, Kevin (Laura) Stautz of Kewaskum, Stuart (Shirley) Stautz of Gurnee, Illinois, and Joanne Stautz of Kewaskum; grandchildren, Samantha Stautz, Amanda Stautz, Drew Daugherty, Alexia Stautz, Nicholas Stautz; a brother, Floyd (Ellen) Stautz of Madison; a sister-in-law, Alice Stautz of Shawno; other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Clayton was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Stautz.
A funeral service for Clayton will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First Street, in Kewaskum with Rev. Eric Kirkegaard officiating.
Clayton’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home have been entrusted with Clayton’s arrangements.