Donald H. Butzke, 80

Donald H. Butzke, 80, of Jackson passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at the Health Care Center of Cedar Community. He was born on March 23, 1932 in the town of Jackson to the late Erhard and Erna (nee Koepke) Butzke.

In 1951, Don entered the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He later became employed as a heavy-equipment operator in the road construction business.
He was a member of Local No. 139 Operating Engineers and the S/Sgt. Henry F. Gumm Post No. 483 American Legion in Jackson.

Survivors include three daughters, Vicki Butzke (Bob Seebantz), Kelly Tesch and Linda (Mike) Bath; six grandchildren, Robin and Benjamin, Adam (Briana) and Hayley, and Kristy and Shaun (Adriana); four great-grandchildren , Angel, Christian, Zoey and Drake; one sister, Yvonne (Fred) Nunez; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly (Kenneth) Herman, one brother, James (Marlene) and 1 sister-in-law, Betty (Howard) Hartwig.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2740 Davidís Star Drive, Jackson, with burial at 11 a.m. in the church cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be at the church only on Friday from 4-6:45 p.m., with an American Legion walkthrough service at 6:30 p.m.

Donís family would like to extend a special thanks to the nursing staff on the Countryside wing at the Health Care Center of Cedar Community for their outpouring of love and support for Don and his family.
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