Feb. 3, 1967 — Dec. 7, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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David (Dave) Scott Kautsky, 51, died at Billings Clinic on Friday, Dec.7, 2018, after a long battle with alcoholism.

Dave was born in Billings, Mont., on Feb. 3, 1967, to Rita (Gee) and Gary Kautsky. He attended Billings public schools and graduated from Billings Senior High in 1985. He married Colleen (Nuernberger) in March of 1990 and they were blessed with their beautiful daughter, Josie Kautsky, in February of 1993.  Dave and Colleen were divorced in 1996. Dave’s quick wit and storytelling abilities led him into a career of industrial equipment sales. He loved traveling across Montana and North Dakota visiting his customers at the various mines and companies that were his clients and making new friends along the way. 

Throughout his younger years, Dave was an avid fisherman, a passion he shared with his late father and enjoyed teaching his daughter. He was also known to enjoy a few rounds of golf when he could get them in. He could often be found watching the Yankees, hoping for a world-series run, cheering for his LA Rams, or trying to figure out how soccer works while watching Josie play. His family is sure he will continue to watch these games from the nosebleeds.

Many thanks go to the staff of Billings Clinic for their tireless efforts to help improve Dave’s quality of life.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that you make memorial donations to Rimrock Foundation.

He is survived by Josie Kautsky, his beloved daughter; Carrie Gall, his loving sister; Christie Kautsky, his stepmother; Janeen Parries and Jason Gee, his stepsister and brother.

Dave was preceded in death by Rita Gee, his mother; Amy Kautsky, his sister; Gary Kautsky, his dad and Larry Gee, his stepfather.

 “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” ― Russell Brand

If you are suffering from this disease or know someone who is, please do not wait to reach out for help. The members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will walk with you as you recover from the impacts of this disease. 

Memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlfuneralchapel.com.