John Arlan Butz,
Sr., “Pops,” age 83 of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, September 23,
2014 in Chesterton.
He was born on July
15, 1931 in Fountain Hill, PA, to LaRoy and Cora Nice-Butz, both of whom
preceded him in death.
Pops is survived by
his children: John Arlan (MaryJane) Butz Jr. of Porter, James Allan (Susan)
Butz of Stroudsburg, PA and Joyce Eileen (Paul) Wascher of West Bloomfield,
MI. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Jennifer (Philip), P.J., John L.,
Molly, Emily (James), William and Felicity.
Pops was preceded
in death by his wife, Shirley Jean, daughter, Jean Arlaine Butz and his
grandson, James Butz.
Pops was a member
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was also a Lehigh University graduate. He
worked as a Supervisor at Bethlehem Steel for forty-two years. He proudly
served as Corporal in the United States Army. His life was his family.
will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N, with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating.
The family will
receive friends on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of
service. The service will not only be for Pops, but also for his daughter,
Jean Arlaine Butz, who passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014. Pops will
be buried in Bethlehem, PA.
may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.