Obit: Kautzer, Steven J. (1964 – 2019)


Surnames: Kautzer, Hiebl, Wolf, Butzin, Landini, Guenther, Gleisner

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 27 Mar 2019

Kautzer, Steven J. (30 JAN 1964 – 22 MAR 2019)

Steve Kautzer, 55, Loyal, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center on Friday, March 22, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 30, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal, with Rev. Charles Hiebl officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Abel, Jim Froeba, Jack Rueth, Tim Rueth, Mike Voigt and Mike Schuette. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Steven John Kautzer was born on Jan. 30, 1964, in Marshfield, to David J. and Delores L. (nee Wolf) Kautzer. He was raised and received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1982. For the last 36 years he worked for the UW Agricultural Research Farm in Marshfield, now located in Stratford, as an agricultural tech (farmer). On July 14, 2007, at West Holden Lutheran Church in Wautoma, Steve married the love of his life, Lacii Ellen Butzin, because she finally said yes. He was a lifetime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Loyal Sportsman’s Club, a former member of the Black River Bowman’s Club, and recently served on the Central Wisconsin Youth Wrestling Board. Steve had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his sons, cheering them on at sporting events, hunting, trap shooting, and family activities.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Lacii, of Loyal; his sons: Luke W. Landini, Evan M. Kautzer, Adam J. Kautzer and David G. Kautzer, all of Loyal; his father: David J. Kautzer of Loyal; five brothers: Kevin (Kelly) of Newton, Iowa, Brien of Benton, La., Allen of Apopka, Fla., Martin (Stacia) of Oronoco, Minn., and Jason of Loyal; one sister: Linette (James) Guenther of Loyal; his godfather, Arnold Wolf, and godmother, Laurette Gleisner; his mother-in-law, Selena Butzin: a sister-in-law, Tobii (Chuck) Ives; fi ve brothers-in-law: Glenn (Jill) Butzin, Benji (Dawn) Butzin, Russel (Sarah) Butzin, Nicholas (Xuan) Butzin, and Paxton (Crystal) Butzin: a godchild, Ellie Butzin; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, co-workers and lifetime neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores, on June 4, 2016; and one sister, Mary Kautzer, in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a fund at Citizen State Bank in Loyal to cover medical expenses and education for the four boys.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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