William ‘Bill’ Byron Butchart

April 19, 1950 - May 14, 2008

William "Bill" Byron Butchart died of cancer Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at age 58. He was born in Waukesha on April 19, 1950, to Gordon "Butch" Butchart and Janice "Wren" McFarlane.

He worked as an upholsterer with his parents at Butchart’s Upholstery, inheriting the business after his mother’s retirement. Bill will be remembered for his laughter, his purple house and his ability to restore antiques to perfection. Bill was a great big brother, a great father and uncle, and a loyal friend. One of his greatest achievements was 25 years of sobriety. One of his greatest joys was his daughter. Bill will always live in our memories and hearts.

Bill touched the lives of all remaining behind, including his daughter, Michelle (Chris) Roux; brother, Jim (Leslie Fitzwater) Butchart; sisters, Jan Butchart, Kathy (Jim Chessman) Butchart and Carol (Paul Moran) Butchart; granddaughters, Elise and Alaina Roux; nephews, Andy, Nathan, Sam and Evan Butchart and Owen Moran; niece, Iris Moran; best friend, Sue Exner Ruf; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A time for sharing will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are appreciated to American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188, or to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., #200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

The family would like to thank Dr. Federico Sanchez, the nurses at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and all who aided in his passing.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.