John Satterlee

Obituary of John O Satterlee

John O. Satterlee, 90, Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Fort Atkinson Health Care Center.

John was born on September 14, 1929 in Wahpeton, ND to Herbert and Thekla (Rosing) Satterlee.  He graduated with a printing degree from North Dakota State School of Science.  On November 20, 1954 he married Joyce Rucks at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Edgerton, WI.  John was employed as a printer for 43 years at the Jefferson County Daily Union.  John contributed to the paper with the many photos he took as well as the articles he wrote under the “Bucksnort Inn”.  He was an avid sportsman and taught hunter’s safety for many years. John was a HAM radio operator, stamp collector, volunteered at Fort Memorial Hospital, Fort Food Pantry.  John thoroughly enjoyed serving as a crossing guard and the many friendships he made. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Joyce, Fort Atkinson; children Janice Arndt, Lee (Kim) Satterlee, Barry (Debbie) Satterlee, David Satterlee all of Fort Atkinson; grandchildren Jacob (Megan) Arndt, Erin Arndt, Matthew Satterlee, Adam (Katie) Satterlee, Carla Coxe, Bethany Bott, Rachel (Clay) Laird, Bruce Jr(Amanda) Satterlee, Shawn Satterlee, Lucas ( Alyssa) Satterlee; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Bruce Satterlee; son-in-law Daniel Arndt.

A private graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson.

The Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson, WI is assisting the family.  Online condolences to the family may be given at

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