Mr. Butz, along with his wife “Sugie”, were the owners and operators of Wolf’s Meat Market, Belleville, IL, until 1993. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1028, Belleville, IL, a member of the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, Swansea, IL, and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylverius and Grace, nee Millmann, Butz; two brothers, Theodore and Francis Butz; and four sisters, Rita Rosciglione, Celeste Paule, Marie Ellerbusch, and Ethel Wilke.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anna V. “Sugie” Butz, nee Wolf, whom he married on April 11, 1953;
a son, Robert J. “Boomer” Butz and friend Mary Pickerell of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Roberta A. “Robbie” (Richard) Keeney of Pleasant Hill, MO;
four grandchildren, Brett J. (Megan) Butz, of Bridgewater, MA,
Blake A. Butz (Carly Bowman) of Millstadt, IL,
Nikkii (Josh) Shriber, of Pleasant Hill, MO
and Erika (Aaron) Jones , of Pleasant Hill, MO;
one great-grandchild, Cole T. Jones of Pleasant Hill, MO;
and one sister, Joan (Lawrence) Olson of Clinton, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016, at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.
Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great friend to our family and will be sadly missed. Please accept our heart felt condolence.
Paul & Eugene Hendricks
Paul Hendricks & family, Belleville, Il, 62223
I was very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. Please except my sympathy. sincerely,
Mark Forcade, Smithton, IL, ^2285
My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. Played ball with Bob many years ago and shopped at the butcher shop. Always enjoyed my contacts with Bob and family.
Gary Schneider, Springfield il, IL, 62711
Dear Butz family – Our sincere sympathy at Bob’s passing. We always enjoyed having him help us at the plant. What a warm and caring guy! Know that all of you are in our prayers. Don and JoDee Norrenberns
Don Norrenberns, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
To the family of Robert, I enjoyed being able to get to know him while taking care of him at the Freeburg Care center. He was a sweet guy and he is sadly missed.
Cheryl Linder, Fayetteville, Ill., 62258