Norman Butterfuss

Sept. 19, 1927 - Nov. 16, 2006

Norman Butterfuss, 79, of Warrens and formerly of New Berlin, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. He was born Sept. 19, 1927, to Adolph and Bertha (Vinney) Butterfuss, on a farm near Tomah.

He was united in marriage to Joyce Hexum on June 8, 1957, at West Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osceola. They made their home in New Berlin. They were members of Blessed Saviour Lutheran Church in New Berlin for 30 years. Norman worked for Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee as a tool and die maker until his retirement in 1984. In 1985, they moved to the Warrens area. He was an active member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. He loved to fish, hunt, make venison sausage, smoke fish and cook wild game. He was a devoted husband and brother and will be sadly missed by all those that loved him.

Norman is survived by his wife, Joyce of Warrens; two sisters, Darlene (Ronald) Tralmer of Tomah and Eunice Moseley of Warrens; four sisters-in-law, Harriet Butterfuss and Ruby Butterfuss, both of Tomah, Sharon Hexum of St. Paul, Minn., and Pat Turner of Chisago City, Minn.; and one brother-in-law, Gene (Evelyn) Hexum of New Richmond. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Edna Burnstad, Irene Butterfuss, Lucille Sesolak and Aldean Felber; and five brothers, Edward, Raymond, Leslie, Harold and Leonard.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave., Tomah. The Rev. Donald R. Buch will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah.

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, (608) 372-2300, is serving the family.