William Henry Kaus
Sep 28, 1923 – Jul 25, 2016
Bill grew up in Minnesota Lake, a small town just outside of Mankato, MN. He played basketball and played the baritone while in high school. At age 19 he enlisted in the US Army. He attended Airplane Mechanics School and Aerial Gunnery School. While serving during WWII, he was a Flight Maintenance Gunner in Europe.
On December 19, 1967, he married Margaret Shingledecker. They moved to Washington when he was hired by Northwest Orient Airlines as a flight engineer and later an airplane mechanic.
Bill was always busy with woodworking, auto mechanics or just making something function better. Bill and Margaret with their dog, Mag lived in Kent, WA most of their married life. Margaret passed away in 2009 and Bill died from aspiration pneumonia complications.
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