John Henry Butz, 90

A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 2221 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc, for John Henry Butz, of Cedarburg and formerly of Grafton, who died on Oct. 28, 2010, at the age of 90 years. Pastor Brent Halverson of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, will officiate.

Memorials in Johnís name may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Tree Program.  For online condolences, please go to

John was born in Manitowoc on Dec. 31, 1919, the son of Edwin and Eda (nee Arnsdorf) Butz.

John graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc. His education at the University of Wisconsin was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army. While stationed in Texas, John married June Robinson on Jan. 15, 1945.  Serving his country during World War II, he participated in the occupation duty of Japan. After the war, John completed his education in the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 1948. He had a 40-year career as a pharmacist, owning drug stores that served and cared for the health needs of the rural communities of Oxford, Westfield, Adams, Chilton and Kiel.
John is survived by his children, Dr. J. Barrickman (Elli) Butz and Robinson J. (Jane) Butz; daughter-in-law, Gail Butz; sister, Ruth (Earl) Kurtz; sisters-in-law, Doris Kimmel, Gerri (Glenn) Hammer and Mary Robinson; brother-in-law, Al Otten; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, June B. Butz; his son, Stephen K. Butz; and his sister, Margaret Mary Butz.

Special thanks to all the "Angel Hands" that have helped Dad through these past several years: The Home Visitors from Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Cedarburg; Dr. Kenneth Jensen; the staff of Cedar Gardens; the staff of Home Instead Senior Care and the staff of Heartland Hospice.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.