Kautz retires from helm of the Marine after 43 years

When the recently retired Patty Kautz signed her restaurant, Hungry Beaver Pizza and Marine Bar, over to Rolland Wimberley on Feb. 4, it was exactly 43 years to the day since she first leased the establishment in 1981. "I could not believe it," she said. "It was pretty comical."

Though Kautz looks back fondly on her quadragenarian run as owner of Wrangell's oldest pizza parlor, she looks forward with excitement to a retirement full of travel and family time.

"There's been a lot of changes in 43 years," Kautz said. When she first signed the lease, the building was unfinished, with sheetrock on...


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