Charles A. Buttke

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Charles A. Buttke, 77, of Juda, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, at his home. 

He was born on Dec. 12, 1938 in Gotham, the son of Floyd and Elizabeth (Hartwig) Buttke. He married Eileen J. Haman on Sept. 20, 1958 in San Diego, Calif.

Charles graduated from Juda High School in 1956. He was an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 890, Janesville. He was a Navy Veteran, belonged to Falling Rock Walleye Club, Lynxville, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Monroe. Charles enjoyed softball, bowling, fishing, camping, hunting and especially music. He was a member of the Twighlighter’s and had his own band, “Charlie and the Good Old Boys.”

He is survived by his wife Eileen; children, Kim (Jim) Bauman, Cindy Buttke, both of Juda, Tina (David) Savoy, Oregon, Wis., Chuck (Lori Hawkins) Buttke, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Nathan (Joanne) Buttke, Albany, Ore., Floyd (Pat) Buttke Jr. Atwater, Calif.; two sisters, Sharon Mulligan and Karen McGinley, both of Adams-Friendship; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19, at the D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead, with Pastor Krystal Goodger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Juda, with military honors. A memorial fund will be established. 

A special thank you to the Monroe Clinic Hospice for the excellent care.

Online condolences may be made at

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