George E. Dauss Jr.

George E. Dauss Jr. (Chief) went to his eternal home Friday, March 20, 2009.

George was born on Jan. 25, 1934, in Watertown. He grew up in Cedarburg and graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1953. While a student there, he was involved in many sports, especially football due to the influence of Coach Vince Cibik. George married his high school sweetheart, Carol Waters, on June 23, 1956.

After high school George worked at Kiekaefer (Mercury) Marine in Cedarburg. On Sept. 12, 1956, George was drafted by the U.S. Army and was sent to basic training in Missouri. A year later, George was joined by Carol in Fort Polk, La. There, they welcomed their first child, Holly, into the world. George received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1958.

George returned to his hometown of Cedarburg where he resumed his position at Kiekaefer Marine, where he retired after 38 years. Over the years, they were blessed with three more children: Tammy, Jeff, and Todd.

Over 12 years ago, George was blessed with a continuation of life, due to receiving a heart transplant, which allowed him to enjoy watching his grandchildren and great grandson grow and mature.

George was very active in the community and a member of many organizations including: Civil defense, special police, certified safe hunter and police firearm instructor, and Cub Scout leader. He was one of the founders and first defensive coach of the Cedarburg Colts youth football program.

George’s hobbies included hunting, golfing, snowmobiling, fishing, and boating. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends at his lake cottage.

George will be missed due to his sense of humor, quick wit, and strong work ethic. He also had a strong sense of community spirit and a great loyalty to friends and family. 

George is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, Carol (nee Waters) Dauss. He was the dear father of daughters Holly Brown and Tammy Styers and sons Jeff (Lori) and Todd (Mary). He is further survived by eight grandchildren, Brandon Neville (Leah), Brittnee and Nicholas Brown, Kaylee and Ashley Styers, Ryan and Christopher Dauss and Will Dauss; and a great grandson, Mason Neville. He is further survived by brothers Jim (Juanita) and Ron (Maryjane) Dauss and many other relatives and Friends. George was preceded in death by his mother, father and two sisters. 

A celebration of George’s life was held at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on Monday, March 23. A visitation took place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Pastor Jonathon van Sliedrecht conducting the service. The burial will take place today, March 24, 2009, to 10 a.m. at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Homes For Our Troops are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit  www.muellerfuneralhome.com.