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AGE: 89


ADDRESS: W6372 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Medford resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:18 PM Tuesday, July 18 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 days under the care of Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Father Dennis Meulemans


INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 12 noon on Saturday, July 22


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 25, 1928 in the Township of Holway


EDUCATION: Town of Holway elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: August 25, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to June Ann Freudenthal


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he hauled milk, did logging work, farmed in the Town of Holway and worked at the Taylor County Highway Department for 30 years until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, ball games, hunting, dancing, his faith, family and friends. He played baseball for the Holway Baseball Team for a number of years.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Medford Knights of Columbus, and was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville


SURVIVING SPOUSE: June A. Butkus of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Donna) Butkus of Owen, Dave “Crocket” (Penny) Butkus of Owen, Lynn Butkus of Medford, Kris (Robert) Ruf of Elkhorn, Scott (Anne) Butkus of Medford




SURVIVING SISTER: Helen Strassburger of Curtiss


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Florence Phillips, John, Walter & Joseph Maldonis




DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Sophia (Veselefsky) Butkus


URNBEARER: Dennis McCarthy


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary Church and School, Medford

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