Wesley (1938 - 2009)
Surnames: Buttke, Kennedy, Oldham, Waltemate, Shoemaker
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 4 Mar. 2009
Buttke, Wesley (11 Oct. 1938 - 3 Mar. 2009)
Wesley Buttke, 70, of Neillsville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at his home on Hewett Street.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.
He was born Oct. 11, 1938 in Black River Falls, the son of Arthur and Esther Buttke. While attending high school, Wesley joined the National Guard. He graduated from Alma Center High School and then worked at the box factory in Black River Falls.
On Oct. 22, 1966, he was united in marriage to Donna Kennedy in Alma Center. After marriage, they lived in West Allis, Alma Center, Merrillan and Greenwood, before moving to Neillsville in 1978. Wesley worked for many years at Nelson Filter and Muffler factory in Neillsville. Just before retiring from Nelson in 2002, he and Donna purchased Donna's Cozy Kitchen in downtown Neillsville.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; two daughters, Sherlene (Rick) Oldham of Neillsville and Renee (Roger) Waltemate of Neillsville; a brother, Kerry (Ruth) Buttke of New Mexico; a sister, Lois (Jim) Shoemaker of Alma Center; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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