Richard C. Butzen Jr.
Richard Charles Butzen Jr., 84, passed away on May 9, 2020 at
ThedaCare in Neenah with his family by his side. He was born February 8, 1936
in Chicago, Illinois, a son of Richard and Lucille (Duskey) Butzen. Richard was
united in marriage to Rose Marie Kramarczyk on September 15, 1962.
Richard served on active duty from
September 1960 to August 1962 in the United States Army. He achieved the rank
of Specialist. He was honorably discharged in September 1966.
Richard started an apprenticeship
program at Giddings and Lewis in July 1953 and graduated as a Journeyman
Machinist in July 1957. He continued employment there until retirement in
Richard had many affiliations. He was
a member of the Giddings and Lewis Oldsters Club, a past president and Hall of
Fame member of the Fond du Lac Bowling Association, a Fourth Degree Knight of
Knights of Columbus, an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus and a
financial secretary of the St. Paul’s Knights of Columbus Council 12793. He was
also active in church ministries at St. Paul’s Catholic Church and a member of
the American Legion.
Richard is survived by his loving
children, daughter, Theresa Darr of El Centro, CA, sons, Richard (Christina),
Steven (Kathryn) and Michael (Jennifer), all of Fond du Lac, and seven
grandchildren, Bridget, Jake, Hannah, Erin, Collin, Malaki and Justice. He is
further survived by his sisters, Mary Hall and Lucille O’Connor; brother,
Thomas Butzen, other relatives and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his
loving wife Rosie, his parents, brother, Paul Butzen, and sister, Barbara
SERVICES: A private family service
will be held. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to
attend a virtual Mass on Wednesday May 13th at 10:30 a.m.. Please contact the funeral home or family
member for details.
In lieu of
flowers, a memorial will be established, designated to St. Paul’s Knights of
Columbus Priest Fund. Memorials may be sent to Zacherl Funeral Home ATTN:
Richard Butzen, 875 E Division St, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935.
would like to thank the caring nurses, doctors, and staff at Theda Clark
condolences may be expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com