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