Ralph E. Butler

Ralph E. Butler of Dousman died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 73.

Ralph was a home designer for Ray Prell & Associates for more than 42 years. He loved his long walks in the outdoors and especially spending time with his granddaughter. Ralph was a kind, patient, gentle and loving man.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 44 years, Carol; his children, Steven of Colorado and Sherri of Brookfield; his granddaughter, Elizabeth; his brothers, Rudy (Darlene) of Minnesota and Gene (Beverly) of Verona; his sister, Sue Henderson of California; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be a memorial gathering for Ralph from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at the family’s home. For more information, please call 443-9106.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation & Pre-planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary, please visit, or call the funeral home for more information at 542-6609.