Wednesday, October 20, 2010

busy, Busy, BUSY...

...that's what we've been for the past three weeks or more.  One day (hopefully) soon we hope to be able to post some photos of what's been keeping us busy.
Johny Kautt, Nov. 4, 1935 - Oct. 15, 2010

Last evening was our Grandpa's memorial service.  There were probably over 200 friends and family who attended the service.  It was very uplifting, and we rejoiced in being able to celebrate our dear Grandfather's life, as well as grieved at our loss of a man who did so much for the Kingdom of God.
Our dear Grandpa.
Jacob John "Johny" Kautt
Born November 4, 1935 in Grandview, Missouri to John Jacob and Elsa Irma Kautt.  Passed to his eternal 
 reward on October 15, 2010.

Married December 23, 1956 to Elma Faye Kautt, who presently resides in Farmers Branch, Texas. They 
have three children:  Becky Knowles of Denton, Texas; David of McKinney, Texas; and James of 
Tuebingen, Germany. 
He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his bride of 54 years and his three children; his 
brother, Fred Louis Kautt and his wife, Jeanie of Centerville, Kansas; son-in-law, Dennis Knowles; 
daughters-in-law, Naomi & Julia; grandchildren:  Jason, Rachel, Dennis, and Rowena Knowles;  Joel, 
Abigail, Caleb, Phoebe, Johanna and Jaden Jacob Kautt; and a host of nephews and nieces.
A 1957 graduate of Dallas Christian College, he preached at First Christian Church, Tioga, Tex.; First 
Christian Church, Maud, Tex.; Sunnyslope Christian Church, Texarkana, Tex.; Central Christian Church, 
Bryan, Tex.; First Christian Church, Murfreesboro, Ark.; Oakhaven Christian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 
DeSoto (Texas) Christian Church; Bella Vista Christian Church, Garland Texas; Denton (Texas) Christian 
Church; Southwood Christian Church, Greenville, Tex.; First Christian Church, Royse City, Tex.; Cedarcrest 
Christian Church, Sulphur Springs, Tex.  During all these years, he maintained radio programs on eight 
stations in three states:  WTAW 1150 AM, Bryan, Texas; KORA, 1240 AM, Bryan, Texas; KBHC, 1260 
AM, Nashville, Ark; KSUD, 730 AM, Memphis, Tenn.; KWJS, 95 FM, Arlington, Texas; KVTT, 91.7 
FM, Dallas, Texas; KVGL 1400 AM, Greenville, Texas.

He held professorships at Memphis Christian College and Dallas Christian College, and also served as 
Academic Dean and Director of Alumni Relations at Dallas Christian College. He and Faye were forwarding 
agents for Jim & Naomi's missionary work in Germany.

Dearly loved and widely influential, his passing leaves a tremendous gap, which can never be filled.
Grandma and Grandpa were huge fans of Dallas Christian College.

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