John Arlan Butz
Jr., age 58 of Porter, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at his home.
He was born on
September 28, 1956 in Stroudsburg, PA, to John A. and Shirley J. Hiller-Butz,
both of whom preceded him in death.
On October 4, 1986,
at Messiah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA, he married Mary Jane
Frommer-Butz, who survives in Porter.
Also surviving are
his children: John L. Butz and William Butz of Chesterton, IN; his siblings:
James A. (Susan) Butz of Stroudsburg, PA, and Joyce (Paul) Wascher of West
Bloomfield, MI, as well as his father and mother-in-law, James and Elizabeth
John is also
preceded in death by his son, Army Spc. James A. Butz and by his sister,
He was a Purdue
University graduate and worked as a steel worker for thirty-six years.
John was a Gold
Star Father. He loved to ride his bike on rail to trails, was an avid Rail
Road fan and had a deep appreciation for music. John was a very hard working
man and above all, he loved his family and his God.
will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Erik Grayvold
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 4 until 8 p.m. at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN,
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