Elwood Kuss, 86, Center Point, passed away at Springhill Village, Terre Haute, July 23, 2010, following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Ferdinand and Lillian (Unger) Kuss.
He graduated from Boys Technical School in Milwaukee where he learned to be a master mechanic.
He married Arlene Kroll May 27, 1944.
Elwood joined the United States Army as an Engineer during World War II. After the war ended, he worked for Arabian -- American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, for one-and-a-half years. He moved back to Milwaukee and developed and operated Hill View Sand and Gravel Pit in Waukesha County, Wis., for 30 years before retiring at the age of 62.
Following retirement, he and his wife Arlene moved to Fort Meyers, Fla. There, he enjoyed swimming and spending time in the water. They also worked for Hertz Rental Company, driving cars all across the state of Florida.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ralph Kuss and sister Laverne Dodd.
He is survived by his wife Arlene, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation for Mr. Kuss will be at French Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, from 5-7 p.m.
At his request, cremation services will be provided.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.