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In Memory of

William Kuess

September 25, 1920 - December 20, 2012

Obituary


William "Bill" Albert Kuess, age 92, of Berthoud, CO and formerly of Radisson, WI, died December 20, 2012, at the Berthoud Living Center.
William was born September 25, 1920, in Vernon, Wisconsin, to William C. and Ella (Kaske) Kuess. He grew up in Vernon and Big Bend, WI and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1939. Bill later enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII from 1943-1946 in Guam with the Navy Seabees.
After the service he married Arlis Martin on October 3, 1947, in Vernon, WI. Bill worked as a...

William "Bill" Albert Kuess, age 92, of Berthoud, CO and formerly of Radisson, WI, died December 20, 2012, at the Berthoud Living Center.
William was born September 25, 1920, in Vernon, Wisconsin, to William C. and Ella (Kaske) Kuess. He grew up in Vernon and Big Bend, WI and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1939. Bill later enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII from 1943-1946 in Guam with the Navy Seabees.
After the service he married Arlis Martin on October 3, 1947, in Vernon, WI. Bill worked as a Milkman for Golden Guernsey Dairy in Waukesha, WI, before moving to Radisson, WI, in 1975 where he & Arlis opened their own tavern called Bill's Place. He was quite well known 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, CO, 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, WI; daughter Gail Schumacher (Paul) of Berthoud, CO; brother Donald Kuess (Janet) of Waukesha, WI; grandchildren Joshua, Caleb and Sarah Schumacher all of Berthoud, CO; 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 5 sisters.
A funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 28, at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward, WI. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.