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“To the Butler family, so sorry for your loss. May God's promise found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your heart and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: LF

“Terry, We were so sad hear of Ernie's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of hugs to you and your family. Patty and Dan Ebben ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Dean and I are so sorry for your loss. I know Dean was very close to Uncle Ernie. It was great to meet him at our wedding. I will be bringing in a...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Colleen Groeschel - Grand Chute, WI

“Terry- so sorry for your loss ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carla Hamilton - Kaukauna, WI

“You have our deepest sympathies. We pray in your behalf, and we look forward to the day when we will welcome back our loved ones on a Paradise earth....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear about Ernie. Had the pleasure of playing softball with Ernie, for 10 years. Ernie was a great person, and played a pretty good game of...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Stephen Lauer - Appleton, WI

“Something like this is just heart breaking Terry, I'm so sorry for you and your families. Hope he rides forever with his brothers. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Barb (DeCoster) Vanderwalker - WI

“I was sad to hear of Ernie's passing. He was a great guy and I really enjoyed working with him. He always had your back no matter what. He was a real...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Clade Adkins - Shawano, WI

“So very saddened to hear the news, my thoughts are with you! ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Kaddatz - APPLETON, WI

“To Terry, So sorry for your loss,Condolences to your family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Diana DeBruin - Seymour, WI

“I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I have some very good memories of Ernie the short time I worked with him. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: tim teetzen - shawano, WI

“Ernie was a good person and mechanic . He always was kind to me . I'm sorry for your lose .., I'm sure the good lord has a great spot picked out for...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dan and Pam Hetzel - Green Bay, WI


Ernest W. Butler, age 59, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center of Appleton. He was born on September 14, 1958 to the late Francis and Carita (Miller) Butler. Ernie dedicated 40 years to his career at Chrysler, working as an automotive technician. While working there, he met his wife Terry, and they married on May 22, 2003. In his free time, Ernie enjoyed riding his Harley, racing cars, car shows, shooting pool, and fishing. He also was a Minnesota Vikings fan as well as Milwaukee Brewers fan. He particularly savored his time spent with his wife, children, and the rest of his family and friends. Ernie will be greatly missed by his wife, Terry Butler; children: Ernest (Michele) Butler and Oshanna (Brian) Kaddatz; grandchildren: Riley and Colin Butler; siblings: Gerald (Jodi) Butler and Connie Butler; siblings-in-law: Robin, Dean, and Jamie; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jerry (Sharon) Pitt; first wife, Theresa Butler; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johnny Butler; and siblings: James, Irving, Bradley, Bonnie, and June. A memorial service in Ernie’s honor will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME TRICOUNTY CHAPEL, 1592 Oneida St. Menasha. There will be a time of visitation from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Ernie’s name. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at ThedaCare of Appleton in the ICU and the Emergency Room, as well as to the first responders of the Ellington area and Gold Cross.