William Christian ‘Bill’ Buyatt

Oct. 21, 1929 – Feb. 24, 2012

William Christian "Bill" Buyatt of Dousman passed away peacefully at LindenGrove Health Care Center while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the age of 82. Bill was born in Jump River on Oct. 21, 1929, the son of Syrvie and Alfa (nee Oleson) Buyatt.

Bill married Lois Reynolds-Paul-Buyatt on Oct. 20, 1984. He played baseball, horseshoes and loved to bowl. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and would never turn down the chance to go fishing, hunting or camping. He loved his dogs, "Butter," "Gizmo" and "Bitsy." Above all, Bill loved his family and spending time with them.

Bill will be dearly missed by his wife of 27 years, Lois; his children, Steven (Julie) Buyatt of Palmyra, Linda (Terry) Novotny of Ladysmith, Mark Buyatt of Georgia, Shawn Buyatt of Apple Valley, Minn., Sandie (John) Holz of Dousman, Mike (Louise) Paul of Union Grove and Yvonne (Fred) Butterfield of Dousman; his 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Lloyd (Vera) Buyatt, Alfred (Hilma) Buyatt and Ardelle (the late Ervin) Hink; many nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Syrvie and Alfa; his brother, Clinton; his sister, Betty (the late Virgil) Gavigan; and his brother-in-law, Ervin.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Saturday, March 3, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Dennis Henn will officiate the service.

A memorial gathering and burial at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family to Home & Hospice Advantage Hospice, 1155 Quail Court, Suite LL, Pewaukee, WI 53072.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit, or call 542-6609.