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John W. Butterfield
John W. Butterfield, 82, Town of Amberg, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Born in Beecher Feb. 19, 1931, son of John H. and Anna (Francis) Butterfield, he was married to Elaine Anglemyer May 27, 1950, at the White Rapids Church and they celebrated their 63rd anniversary last May. The couple moved to Sheboygan for a short period and worked at Plastic Engineering, then returned to the area to log and farm. He built and part-owned Green Acres Golf Course and worked 27 years at the mine until his retirement. In his earlier days he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and pontooning on the Menominee River. He recently enjoyed playing cards with friends, the Old Timers Get-Togethers around Christmas and Spring time, made maple syrup for over 40 years, was a handyman and could build just about anything.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three daughters, Connie (friend Rich) Crouch, Pam (Pete) Skudlark and Colleen (Steve) Delgadillo; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special Card Playing Buddies and numerous others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janine; three sisters and three brothers.
Visitation was held at 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at noon on Tuesday Oct. 29 at Northwoods Chapel, W8046 Aspen Lane, Pembine with burial in Amberg Cemetery. Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee assisted the family with arrangements.