Virginia Jean BUTKE, age 82, of Janesville, Wisconsin formerly of Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, in Janesville.
Virginia was born in Johnstown, Wisconsin on April 22, 1927, the daughter of Otto R. and Augusta M. (Kreger) Schultz. On June 21, 1946, Virginia married Earl Harold Butke at St. John's Lutheran Church in Milton, Wisconsin. Earl preceded her in death on February 12, 1994. Virginia worked at Whitewater Electronics for 23 years and at Universal Electronics in Helenville for 3 years before retiring. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater.
Surviving are: Very Special Friend: Leroy Geyer, Janesville, WI, Son: Gary (Susan) Butke, Waukesha, WI, Three Daughters: Carol Ickes, Elkhorn, WI, Marilyn Butke, Elkhorn, WI, and Bonnie (Friend: Rick Biscoff) Sigmund, Whitewater, WI, 8 Grandchildren: Wayne (Stacey) Butke, Wendy (Brian) Guild, Cody (Jenny) Sigmund, DeAnna Sigmund, Chad Sigmund, Alex, Zachery and Austin (AJ) Butke, Three Step Grandchildren, and Nine Great-Grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, a daughter Marlene, son-in-law Vincent Ickes, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral Services will be held, on Monday, February 8, 2010, at 11:00AM at the First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, Wisconsin with Rev Steven Hanson and Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Town of Richmond, Wisconsin.
Friends may call from1-3PM on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater and after 10:00AM on Monday at the church until the services.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family
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