Max J. 'Butch' Czerwonka
July 29, 1941 Feb. 8, 2011
'Butch' Czerwonka of Waukesha passed away in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. He was born July 29, 1941, in Spring Green, the third child of Max
A. and Martha Butteris Czerwonka.
In 1959, after graduating from Ridgeway High School, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served on a minesweeper in the Mediterranean region and
the Cuban shore during the Bay of Pigs. Max was a longtime business owner in
the Wales area, where he operated Max's Place, which later became The Rusty
Blade. He worked as a journeyman barber for many years and continued that occupation until the time of his death.
Max is survived by his three children, Lorie (John) Walter and daughter,
Ellen, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Cindy Czerwonka (Kim Timmers) of Houlton; and
Christian (Tracie) Czerwonka and daughters, Claire and Olivia, of Kenosha;
his sister, Karen Trainor of Waupun; two brothers, Myron (Janet) Czerwonka
of Madison and Jack (Kathy) Czerwonka of West Allis; as well as many
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Max was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Marvin; his
brother-in-law, Vince Trainor; two nephews, Joel Trainor and Steve Ring; and
a great-niece, Kara Czerwonka.
Cremation will be followed by a military service and burial at the Southern
Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, at 11
a.m. on Friday, April 1.