Dennis C. Kaus, age 64, of Mankato, formerly of St. James, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Belgrade Avenue Methodist Church in North Mankato. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, Sunday at the church. Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Dennis was born March 3, 1949, in Mankato to Charles E. "Cy" and Darlene F. (Thompson) Kaus. He was a 1967 graduate of Mankato High School and a 1971 graduate of Mankato State University. Dennis married Sally Cooper June 12, 1971, in Willmar. He started his career in sales with S.T. Industries in St. James until 2003 when he went to work at P.C.A., Professional Credit Analysts. After retirement he worked as a driver for Lagers and Mankato Motors. Dennis was a big sports fan including football, baseball, basketball and golf, but especially loved watching his 3 sons in their sports. He was a Coach for St. James Youth Basketball and was a long time sports announcer for St. James High School, over 30 years. He also enjoyed reading and singing.
Dennis is survived by his wife Sally; 3 sons, Justin Kaus (Delight Simpson) of North Mankato, Coby (Martie) Kaus of North Mankato and Tyler Kaus (Shayne Mackie) of St. Peter; 5 grandchildren, Taylor Rae Kaus, Alexis, Madison, Mason, and Austin Kaus; father Charles "Cy" Kaus of North Mankato; sister, Wendi (Lee) Masters of Mankato; brother, Neil (Barb) Kaus of Mankato; mother in-law, Shirley Cooper of Willmar; sisters in-law, Connie (Dan) Wisdorf of Spokane, WA and Vickie (Richard) Nordmeyer of Fargo, ND; brother in-law, Dr. Scott Cooper (Scott Pratt) of Indianapolis, IN.
He was preceded in death by his mother Darlene and father in-law, George Cooper.