James Kaus

April 13, 1936 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 83)


A funeral Mass for James Anthony Kaus, age 83, of Chadron will be at 10:00AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron, Nebraska. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery following the service. A wake service will be held at 7:00PM on Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron, Nebraska.


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James passed away on August 11, 2019 at home. He was born April 13, 1934 to Lilly Christian Kaus and Anthony J. Kaus in Cheyenne Wells, CO. From an early age, he had an interest in hunting and fishing. He attended Weldon Valley High School graduating in 1954 and the University of Northern Colorado in Greely, CO graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree and later with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. He taught High School in Colorado and Missouri until coming to Chadron State College in 1964 to teach Mathematics.


On March 11, 1958 he married Patricia E Frichtl in Greely, CO and they were blessed with four sons, Thomas (Annette) Jessica and Kyle, Michael (Cathy) Tyler and Thomas, Phillip (Lyndi) Reed (Courtney and great grandson Beckett) Alec, Taylor, and Samee and William (Jeri) Mitchell and Morgan.


He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Rose and Ruthie and brother Robert. He is survived by sisters Shirley (Gerry), Mili (John), Agnes (Gary), and Helen (David), and brothers John (Dorothy) and Dennis, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Funeral Mass
August 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Chadron, NE 69337

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