Loraine May Kautz, beloved great-grandmother, grandmother, and friend to many passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Bethany Homes in Fargo, ND. Loraine was born November 2, 1927, in Java, SD to Henry and Bertha Delker. She had a large, joyous family with two brothers and two sisters. She married Eugene Kautz on January 1, 1948 in Java, SD. They moved around a bit living in Columbia, Eureka, Leola, Detroit Lakes and Bemidji while raising their beloved daughter Priscilla. They retired and moved back to Devils Lake enjoying time with Priscilla, her husband Barry, family and many friends. Loraine enjoyed sewing, needle work, cooking and baking. All of which she was very talented at. Time with friends and family was precious. Loraine was very active in First United Methodist Church where she attended meetings and sang in the choir. Bowling and playing cards were fun activities she enjoyed with her friends. Loraine always had a kind word to say to everyone she met. She was proceeded in death by: her parents, husband Eugene, daughter Priscilla, son-in-law Barry, infant grand-daughter, great-grandson Brodyn, brother Erwin Delker, sister-in-law Betty Delker, sister Irene Schuler, brother-in-law Calvin Schuler, sister Shirley Bauer, and brother-in-law Ruben Bauer. Loraine is survived by: brother Robert and Violet Delker, grandson Brock and Brandon Stewart families, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family. A prayer service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 10th with a visitation 1 hour prior to services at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, 123 10th St S, Fargo, ND. Burial will take place at a later date at the cemetery in Devils Lake, ND.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Loraine was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Devils Lake for many years. She was such a kind, sweet, soft spoken lady….. I loved visiting with her and missed her when she moved to Fargo. I have thought of her many, many times wondering how she was doing. God rest her soul as she is reunited with her loved ones in Heaven…..

  3. It is with sadness that I read of Loraine’s passing. We met through Tuesday Ladies League bowling at Royal Lanes and shared a lot of laughs. Such a sweet person whom I remember with fondness. Condolences to Brock & Brandon and their families.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss, Brandon and Brock. Heaven gained another special angel on June 1st. She was a very special lady who loved her grandsons so very much! We are sending our thoughts and prayers your way.

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