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Services Thursday for John Arlan Butz, Jr., age 58

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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 Frommer.

John is also preceded in death by his son, Army Spc. James A. Butz and by his sister, Jean Butz.

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.

Funeral services 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.

Memorial donations may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

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Posted 4/13/2015





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