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Jean L. Butzen

Feb 01, 1928 - Jan 08, 2023


Jean Butzen passed away peacefully on January 8, 2023 at the age of 94 years, 11 months and 8 days. She was born on February 1, 1928 to Marvin and Norma (Jabusch) Binder. On May 3, 1952 she married Robert H. Butzen at Trinity Lutheran Church Town of Wilson. Jean attended local schools in Sheboygan. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Town of Wilson where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and served on the Altar Guild. Jean also belonged to Sheboygan area garden clubs and enjoyed gardening and flower arranging. She loved to bake, and Christmas was her favorite holiday. It was her tradition to bake dozens of cookies and share them with family, friends and neighbors. Jean and Bob raised and showed Quarter Horses and could be found from Florida to Canada. She loved animals big and small, especially her companion cat, Alex. Jean and Bob also loved to travel and spent many wonderful moments as “snow birds” with family and friends in Arizona.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Deborah (William) Gagin of Kohler; step granddaughter, Michelle (Erik) Felde of Austin, TX, Mackenzie and Emma Felde; brother-in-law, Frank (Marlys) Lohr of Sun City West, AZ, Tom (Terri) Lohr of Plymouth, Bill (Kathy) Lohr of Las Cruces, NM, Richard (Jill) Lohr of Sheboygan Falls, Elizabeth Nitsch of Sheboygan Falls, Patricia Brestrich of Sheboygan and Mark Brestrich of Sheboygan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Marvin and Norma Binder; brother, Maxwell Binder; sister, Romona Kramer and nephew, Tobin Kramer.
A celebration of Jean’s life will take place on a later date. A private entombment will take place at the Garden Terrace Mausoleum. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church Town of Wilson in Jean’s name are appreciated.
The family would like to send their appreciation to Pastor Cota for ministering to Jean. Also, many thanks to the Tender Hearts caregivers for all the support over the last three years, especially Janet, Jane, Joan and Karen. Appreciation is also extended to the Aurora Medical staff especially, Summer, Caitlin, Alicia, Melisa, Lexie, Shirley Tetteh, Adam, Dr. William Ritt and staff. Also, thank you to Aurora Hospice for their heartfelt support during this difficult time. Thank you Stacie and Tess.
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Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Keith and Bonnie Kraemer

Deb and Bill, So sorry to hear of your mom passing. Keith has many memories of Bob and Jean. Thoughts and prayers with you both.

Jean Butzen

We celebrate you and all the years of your life. You will be missed. Remembering you in our prayers and hearts. With grateful hearts MaryAnn and Garyt Smith.

Peggy Olig

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

Joyce & Dave Hornes

Deb & Bill: Sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.

Richard Lohr

I have only fun and fond memories of Jean. I remember times helping Bob and Jean... I never saw Jean get upset. She was always happy and smiling.

Pat & Rhonda Miller

It was a Blessing to be neighbors to your parents for all these years. Sorry for your loss.

Joan Diaz

Loved taking care of your mom. Enjoyed when she would talk about her past where she grew up . She will be missed.