Keith ‘Butch’ Jones, 65

Keith “Butch” Jones, 65, of Hartford passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. 

Butch was born on July 31, 1947, in Hartford to Glen and Dolores (nee Scharpf) Jones. He was united in marriage to Janet Collins on Aug. 8, 1970, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Thompson. 

Butch was a meat cutter by trade. He worked for Schwartz Brother’s Market in Hartford and Gundrum’s Meat Market in Slinger. Butch also worked at Broan Manufacturing. He loved to work with wood. He built beautiful furniture and cabinets. Butch loved fishing and auto racing, especially NASCAR and NHRA. One of the thrills of his life was meeting his favorite driver, Bobby Allison. 

Butch is survived by his wife Janet; his children Tom (Brenda) Jones of Erin and Nicole (Robert) Oppermann of Richfield; grandchildren Katelyn, Mason and Emma; his brother James (Linda) Jones of Rubicon; and his brother-in-law Gary Blankenheim of Horicon. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Butch was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Blankenheim. 

Funeral services for Butch will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford) with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service. 

Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Thompson. 

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. (262) 673-9500 and