Kenneth A. Stauss Jr., 56
Dec. 23, 1958 -- March 14, 2015

Kenneth A. Stauss Jr., 56 of Jackson, passed away Saturday March 14, 2015, at St. Joseph/ Froedtert Hospital.

Kenneth was born on Dec. 23, 1958, in Hartford to Kenneth and Mary (nee Truss) Stauss. He was raised in the Jackson area and graduated from Slinger High School, class of 1977. Ken married Patti (nee Sutton) on May 26, 1979, and was the owner/operator of Stauss Masonry Inc. Ken enjoyed going out for breakfast, watching the Green Bay Packers win and playing sheepshead. He also liked driving to his cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along with the pleasure of sitting on the porch, smoking his cigar and sipping Jack Daniels.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Patti, children Lauren and Ken (partner Jeremiah), and sister Julie. He is further survived by his mother-in-law Tish Sutton, sister-in-law Kay (Gus) Sutton-Statz, brother-in-law Rick (Christal) Sutton, nieces Tiffany (Tom) Groman, Andrea Sutton, nephew Shane Ebert, great nieces Daisy and Tallulah, two canine companions Lily and Dixie Doodle, two feline companions Peanut and Muffin, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Dick Sutton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 18, from 4 p.m. until the time of service. The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend. Private interment will take place at Mayfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Washington County Humane Society or the Arthritis Foundation.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at