Donna Lynne Johnson Kautz

Donna Kautz001Donna Lynne Johnson Kautz was born on December 19, 1956 and left this world on December 25, 2015, age 59. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, David Lee Kautz of Dickinson, Texas, daughters, Kristi Kautz of McKinney, Texas and Kayla Kautz of League City, Texas, mother Lou Johnson of Comanche, Texas and sister, Danita Johnston and husband Paul of Albany, Texas. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Norman Kautz of Texas City, Texas, sisters in law, Sharon Marrs and husband Greg of San Leon, Texas and Karen Geller and husband Michael of Mesa, Arizona, cousins, Sharla Johnson Cox and husband Eddie of Comanche, Texas and Kyra Johnson Crutchfield of The Colony, Texas as well as her nieces, Bobbie Johnston Hutchison and husband Justin, Mary Anna Thomas and husband George and Sara Du Bose, and nephews, Zane Johnston and wife Emmy, Leif Johnston, Alexander Brown, and Zachary Marrs, and numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Levie Johnson, mother-in-law, Margaret Kautz, and her cousin-in-law, Bruce Crutchfield. Donna was a teacher at Dickinson High School for many years and will be missed by numerous students and colleagues. Donna did not lose her cancer fight but her family and friends have lost her and will cherish her memory. The family thanks the doctors and nurses who treated and cared for Donna. The family asks that Donna be honored in memorial donations to the Handbell Choir of League City United Methodist Church of which she was a long-time member.

A visitation in Donna’s honor will be held 1:00 pm -2:15 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2015, with funeral services at 2:30 pm at League City United Methodist Church, 1411 W Main St, League City, TX. A private burial will follow.


  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Donna was an special lady and she will be missed by many. Rest in glorious peace. The Tipton Family

    Rebecca Tipton
  2. Dear coach,
    We are saddened to hear of your terrible loss. Please know the love and prayers of our family and so many others are with you in the days ahead and with your daughters. We know your comfort and healing lies in the heavenly Father in whose presence Donna now shines. God bless and heal, Linda Nicely Cheshire and Family
    Bethany and Sarah Nicely’s mom.

    Linda Nicely Cheshire
  3. David and girls,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. I enjoyed working with Donna in Bay City at the Central Office. God bless you.

    Terri McCulloch

    Terri McCulloch
  4. David and girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Donna was a special person to everyone! She is in no pain, for she is an angel. The Klepac family

    Pam and Gene Klepac
  5. Donna was a very sweet lady. I worked with her at Stanle Stores Office. I always saw a smile on her face. She will be missed! May God Be With Her and Her Family!

    Tennie Mozley
  6. David and Girls,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am glad that your family was a part of our lives. My prayer is that you find comfort and healing in one another and in the special times your friends and family share with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Amanda Carlin

    Amanda Carlin
  7. I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I really enjoyed knowing you two at Sunday school ….back in the day. Donna was such a genuinely sweet person as well as you:)
    You and your family are in my thoughts and players.

    Diana Shindler
  8. May you find peace & comfort in the Lord knowing Donna will never again have pain and sickness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kelly Barton Petras
    1994 Bay City Cross Country

    Kelly Barton Petras
  9. Lou & Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. The family is in our prayers for God’s comfort and healing in these difficult days and those to come.

    Marla & Ysavel Medina
  10. Dear David,
    My heart is breaking for you and the girls. Donna was such a lovely person. I am so glad to have known her. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. You must now take care of yourself and your girls.

    Donna Penick

    Donna Penick
  11. David and girls,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Donna was such a wonderful person. So glad we had those years together at FUMC in Bay City.
    Joleen and Fred Wiens

  12. Kayla–
    know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. so sorry for the loss of your mother.

    Ashley Griffin
  13. My prayers are with you Coach Kautz. Know that I will continue to pray for you in the coming days, weeks and years! Rest in God’s Arms for your comfort. God Bless You and your family.

    Simon & Diana DeSoto
  14. Coach Kautz, I just want to offer my sincerest condolences on this day. I lost my father in law recently and my father just as I was to become married, so I share you pain. God never gives us more than we can handle, so please know that she is in a better place. If I never told you before, thank you for taking all the time out for me that you did. You were new to Bay City yourself so you didn’t have to do that, but you did. If I can be there in any capacity, please reach out to me, thank you.

    Danna Devon Earls
  15. Dear David and girls,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Donna was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed dearly by so many. May God bless all of you with many happy memories to cherish.

    Karen Shipp Cunningham
  16. David, Kristi, and Kayla,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of Donna. Always enjoyed talking to her. She was a wonderful wife and loving mother.
    God be with you.

    Connie Cornman
  17. David, Kristi & Kayla,
    Our sincerest sympathy to you & your extended family. Donna walked her faith & touched our lives in many special ways. We will fondly remember her kindness & dedication to her teaching & church participation. Our prayers are with you.

    Terry & Cindy Duncan

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