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Madison R. Kautz, 3

Madison Raaine Kautz, age 3, of Cokato, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at home with her family at her side.

Madison was born in Hutchinson May 5, 2006, the daughter of Amber Kautz. Amber brought her home to Stockholm Township, where she spent her short life.

As a very independent 2-year-old, Madison was very kind, and she had a very special way with people. She loved Clifford, the Big Red Dog; and her baby dolls.

She enjoyed her cousins and making coffee with grandma and papa every morning, with prayer, breakfast, and conversation. Madison is now making coffee for all the grandmas and grandpas in Heaven.

She also liked to water the flowers with grandma and helped set the table and put away toys. Madison was learning how to wink from Grandpa Keith, and loved the blankets Grammie Sandie made for her.

She is survived by her mother, Amber, of Cokato; her father; grandparents Larry and Kathy Kautz of Cokato, and Keith and Sandra Deadrick of Paynesville; great-grandmothers Evelyn Mosher of Buffalo, and Agnes Kautz of Silver Lake; aunts and uncles Jason (Noel) Kautz of Nisswa, Chad (Jackie) Kautz of Dassel, Davis (Michelle Dlugopolski) of Cokato, Bill (Kay) Deadrick of Litchfield, and Jim (Virginia) Deadrick of St. Cloud; cousins Tanner and Parker Kautz, Breahna and Jaden Kautz, Derek and Amanda Deadrick, and Dustin and Jane Deadrick; great aunts and uncles; and other family and friends.

Madison was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Emil Kautz and Fred Mosher, Sr.

The funeral service was Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Stockholm Lutheran Church, south of Cokato, with the Revs. Mark Little and Jef Olson officiating. Music was provided by Lynda Peterson. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation took place Friday, May 8 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continued Saturday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Davis Kautz, Jason Kautz, Chad Kautz, Bill Deadrick, and Jim Deadrick. Honorary casket bearers were Tom Weseloh and Brent Meyer.

The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato handled the arrangements.