Allan B. Kainz
Allan B. Kainz, age 92, of Tomahawk, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Country Terrace Assisted Living under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice. Al was born in Wausau, Wis., on Aug. 22, 1928, to the late Fred and Gertrude (Klos) Kainz. He graduated from Wausau High School in 1946, after which he joined the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Independence and was a veteran of WWII. When he returned, he met and married the love of his life, Myrtle (Punky) Paulson, of Norrie, Wis.; she passed away in 2013.
With the G.I. Bill, he received his pilot’s license in Wausau from the Lyle Grimm Flying Service. Al had a passion for flying, and in 1959, he accepted a job with the Tomahawk Boat Company as their company pilot. In 1962, the Boat Company was sold to Harley-Davidson Motor Company, where he remained employed as a production supervisor for 28 years until his retirement in 1986. He was given the City of Tomahawk Community Award of “Supervisor of the Year,” nominated by his employees. Al was an avid golfer with three holes-in-one; two at the Maple Birch Golf Course during golf league and one in Springhill, Fla. For over 20 years, Al and Punky spent their winters in Florida, both in Seagrove Beach and Springhill, where they were very active and loved entertaining and having family visit. Al was the kind of guy that had a positive outlook and an outgoing personality that made everyone feel comfortable. He loved his family more than anything, and he will be missed by many.
Al is survived by his four sons, Bruce Kainz, of Wausau, Chris (Julie) Kainz, of Tomahawk, Jack (Gwen) Kainz, of Helensville, Wis., and Dan (Sheila) Kainz, of Tomahawk; and one daughter, Lisa (Gary) Flauaus, of Niwot, Colo. He is further survived by six grandchildren, Bryan Kainz, Jessie Kainz, Natalie Kainz, Nathan Kainz, Chris Cadora, and Cameron Cadora.
Adhering to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting the family. View Al’s obituary and leave online condolences at www.generationsfuneral.com.