Mildred B. Kauth

Mildred B. Kauth, 95, formerly of North Milwaukee Street, Port Washington died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Port Wash-ington.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1910 in Slinger, the daughter of Otto and Marg-ret (Kippen-han) Bartelt.

She was valedictorian of her high school class and later was employed with The West Bend Co.

On Feb. 3, 1934 Mildred married Charles P. Kauth, M.D., also of Slinger, in West Bend.

In 1937, the couple moved to Port Washington where her husband joined A.H. Barr, M.D. in practice.

While raising a family, Mildred was her husbandís bookkeeper and was active in the community.

She was a former Cub Scout leader and member of the former St. Alphonsus Hospital Auxiliary.

Mildred enjoyed the company of the St. Maryís Parish Christian Women and was a 44-year member of Van Ells-Schanen Ameri-can Legion Post 82 Auxiliary.

Her husband preceded her in death on July 12, 1989.

Mildred was an avid reader and crossword puzzle solver.

A 48-year survivor of breast cancer, she was an advocate for womenís health.

She played the violin and enjoyed playing duets on the piano with her husband.

Most of all, Mildred was a mother and homemaker who cherished family and times spent at Forest Lake in Wisconsin.

Survivors include her daughter, Amy (Ken) Bigjohn R.N. of West Salem; four sons, James (Elizabeth) Kauth M.D. of Bellevue, Wash., Thomas (Cornelia) Kauth of Campbells-port and Destin, Fla., Laurence (JoAnn) Kauth M.D. of Milwau-kee and Charles P. (Linda) Kauth Jr. D.D.S. of Manitowoc.

She is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A memorial funeral service will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington.

Interment will be in St. Maryís Cemetery, Port Washington.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorials to breast cancer charity of choice are appreciated.


Special thanks to Dr. Jensen and the staff at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.