William A. Kuess

Sept. 25, 1920 – Dec. 20, 2012

William “Bill” Albert Kuess, age 92, of Berthoud, Colo., and formerly of Radisson, died Dec. 20, 2012, at the Berthoud Living Center.

William was born Sept. 25, 1920, in the Town of Vernon to William C. and Ella (Kaske) Kuess. He grew up in Vernon and Big Bend and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1939. Bill later enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II from 1943 to 1946 in Guam with the Navy Seabees.

After the service, he married Arlis Martin on Oct. 3, 1947, in the Town of Vernon. Bill worked as a milkman for Golden Guernsey Dairy in Waukesha before moving to Radisson, in 1975 where he and Arlis opened their own tavern called Bill’s Place. He was quite wellknown in the Radisson area and was loved by many.

In 2001, he retired and sold the tavern at the age of 80. Shortly after the passing of his wife, Arlis, in May of 2005, he moved to Loveland, Colo., in 2010 and then to Berthoud in 2011. Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting in his years in the north woods of Wisconsin and did his share of bowling, baseball and basketball as a young man.

Bill is survived by his son William Martin Kuess of Pewaukee; daughter Gail Schumacher (Paul) of Berthoud, Colo.; brother Donald Kuess (Janet) of Waukesha; grandchildren Joshua, Caleb and Sarah Schumacher all of Berthoud, Colo.; nephew Brian Kuess (Beth) and his family of South Carolina; nieces Cindy McGown (Dan) and her family and Christie O’Malley (Mike) and her family all of Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews of his deceased siblings and of Arlis’.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arlis; and five sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Anderson-Nathan- Koerpel Funeral Home, 15571W County Hwy. B in Hayward. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

on Thursday evening and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

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