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John J. "Gars" Kauten, Jr.
Date of Death: January 4, 2021
Jennifer Theobald
Terri Wertz
Debbie and Lewis Marion
Deanna Stouffer
Cari and Bob Sherwood
Stacey Williams Martinez
Cindy & Steve DeNeale
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Friday 1/22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
120 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Saturday 1/23, 11:00 am
Cemetery

Entombment at a later date
Mount Hebron Cemetery

Memorial

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street
Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000
Dept. 142
Memphis, Tennessee 38148

John J. “Gars” Kauten, Jr., 76, of Frederick County, VA passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at his home. Mr. Kauten was born in 1944 in Olewein, IA, son of the late Josephine and John Kauten, Sr. He was a graduate of Lee High School, Class of 1962 and a veteran of the United States …
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Tommy Batcha left a message on January 25, 2021:
So sorry to hear about John's passing. A very nice man and father and Knight. My prayers to the family,especially his daughter Jennifer and granddaughter Hailey. God Bless.
Julie Lawler Smith left a message on January 24, 2021:
Jennifer and Chrissy and family, I just heard of your dad's passing. We are all so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, prayers, love and light. He is smiling down on you all.
Shelly Lee left a message on January 24, 2021:
To you, Jennifer, and your family, who I met at the Insight Academy, with Martha Chrisman .. just wanted you to know that your Dad made everyone around him feel welcome. Always friendly and fun, when we would play water volleyball at Bruce and Betty Allen’s pool. A wonderful person. So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. Shelly Lee
Kirsten Schultz left a message on January 23, 2021:
Jen (and Hailey), you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Find peace knowing that he and your mom are united once more. ~ Darton and Kirsten
Jennifer Theobald left a message on January 22, 2021:
Love and miss you always
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jennifer Theobald left a message on January 22, 2021:
I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for being the best bonus dad I could ever imagine. Thank you for being there for us DeNeale kids and for being an amazing duo with Mrs. Kauten and for being another example of a wonderful marriage and definitely for being such a big part of our family and so many milestones between our DeNeale-Kauten families. Thank you for being my soccer coach and someone I looked up to. Thank you for your contagious smile and laugh, the jokes and teasing that let us know how much you cared for us. Thank you for being not only a dad to my best friends, but really one to me too. This world will not be the same without you, but I know you are pain free and are reunited with the love of your life, and for that I am thankful too. Love you and miss you always Mr. Kauten ❤
Terri Wertz left a message on January 21, 2021:
My heart, my prayers are with you, Jen and Hailey, as well as the entire family. May all of the happy memories bring you laughter and joy for many, many years to come! Biggest hugs, Terri and Eddy Wertz
Greg Terek left a message on January 20, 2021:
Sorry to see you go old friend. You were one of the good guys who always seemed to be able to look at the bright side of things and bring some laughter to the situation. I'll remember our times together fondly May God care for you now Your friend Greg Terek
Susan Scyphers left a message on January 19, 2021:
Much love and peace at this time for you and your family. Your dad was always so welcoming, genuine, fun and funny to be around Chrissy. Bless him and peace and healing to you all.
Kaleen E Baker left a message on January 19, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad always had a smile on his face. May he rest in peace. Kaleen Baker
Kim and Gerry Hendricks left a message on January 18, 2021:
Dear Jen , We are saddened to hear of your father’s passing. He was a jovial, friendly man. He spent many hours transporting your daughter and loving it. Blessings, Kim and Gerry
Debbie and Lewis Marion left a message on January 17, 2021:
Peace
Deanna Stouffer left a message on January 15, 2021:
In memory of John J. "Gars" Kauten, Jr., Deanna Stouffer lit a candle
tom zirkle left a message on January 15, 2021:
sorry too hear about my old friend tom zirkle
James Zombro left a message on January 15, 2021:
Sorry to see that John has passed away. He was a good friend during our days in the Winchester Frederick County Jaycees. GOD bless John's family.
Cari and Bob Sherwood left a message on January 15, 2021:
We are so blessed to have had the wonderful times with you, your spirit will remain always.
Dr. Dale and Alison Steventon left a message on January 15, 2021:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend, John Kauten. My wife and I had the privilege of knowing John for the last several winters in Key Largo, FL where we became fast friends. We always enjoyed getting together for our Thursday night Dominoes game. John always had a smile on his face, and could make anyone laugh with his quick humor. John was one of the "good guys", and we, as well as many others will miss him very much. I feel honored that he requested me to be one of his Honorary pallbearers. Our prayers are with his family and everyone who loved this wonderful man. God rest John's soul. Dr. Dale and Alison Steventon
Pam and Kevin Kennedy left a message on January 15, 2021:
John was a dear man to know. We began our acquaintance as fellow refs in Blue Ridge Soccer and continued over the years with the Sunday Gathering. He will be missed.
Tab and Angie White left a message on January 13, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing, Jen. Please know our prayers are with you and your family during this time. Take care, Angie and Tab
Stacey Williams Martinez left a message on January 13, 2021:
Prayers for comfort to you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
The Pryor Family left a message on January 12, 2021:
Dearest Jenn & Family: Our family sends our sincerest condolences as we are learning of the passing of your father. May the memories and love you shared with him remind you all how amazing you are and how much he loved you. God bless you always! Mike, Melissa, Kelly, Berk & Sophia
Cindy & Steve DeNeale left a message on January 10, 2021:
John, you are now at peace and pain free and are together with Tina once again. You, Tina. Jennifer and Chrissy were the best neighbors we could ever hope to have that quickly became our family. We cherish our memories of snowball fights and family get togethers. We will forever keep you in our thoughts and hearts.
Gary E. Frye left a message on January 9, 2021:
In memory of John J. "Gars" Kauten, Jr., Gary E. Frye lit a candle
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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