Alvin J. ĎAlí Barutha, 77

Alvin J. "Al" Barutha, 77, of Kewaskum, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at St. Josephís Hospital in the town of Polk surrounded by his family.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1932, in Cudahy, the son of the late Frank and Frances (nee Zinda) Barutha, and on June 3, 1972, he was united in marriage to Charleen Vetter Dreher at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.

Al proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a faithful, dedicated member of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum. He was also a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Campbellsport.

Al will fondly be remembered for his love of golfing, deer hunting and the enjoyment he received from occasional gambling outings.

Those Al leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Charleen; three children, Charles "Chucker" (Kristine) Dreher of the town of Trenton, Chelli (Steve) Taylor of Whitewater and Carrie (Bruce) Rodenkirch of Campbellsport; 10 grandchildren, Casey (Tom) Fechter, Amber (Nathanael) Reynolds, Mitch Dreher (significant other, Celina), Charles III "Chaz" Dreher, Danny Taylor, Jennifer Taylor (significant other, Sam), Jamy Taylor (significant other, Blaine), Paul Taylor, Spenser Rodenkirch and Cecilee Rodenkirch; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Fechter; brothers; sisters; brothers in-law; sisters-in-law; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters and his father and mother-in-law, Ruben and Veila Vetter.

Funeral services for Al will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Campbellsport with the Rev. Paul Cerny officiating. Military honor guard rites, performed by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum, will follow the service. Cremation will take place following the traditional service.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or the charity of oneís choice are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Alís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at