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“Will always remember what a treat it was when I got home from school and would see the Army truck on the street. That meant uncle Butch was here for...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Peter Pandow

“I was a long time neighbor of Jere. I will miss my SKI!! The great times in the garage working on cars, listening to him rev the engines, (in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Candi Elliott-Meyer - Neenah, WI

“Big family, as we all know, and when you're not in Whisky Rapids it's hard to stay in touch. When Butch was in Reno it was great to be around him. I...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Norman-Cusick

Happier Times
4 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Hoff

Butch's 70th Birthday
5 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Hoff

Good times with Butch!
6 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Hoff

“My first memory of Uncle Butch was how handsome he was. He reminded me of a young Elvis. We didn't get a chance to see him often, but when we did,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Smolarek

“Uncle Butch...always such a mystery when I was growing up I'm glad I got to know him when I was much older, he was always ready to give you his...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: John Prusynski - Pensacola, FL

“RIP my friend, the times we had at DJ'S in Kaukauna. No better friend to have, again RIP. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Chris (Animal) Greenwood

“Dad, I will miss you dearly. I am gonna miss the way you always called me Inski I wish we had more time to share memorie as we always did. Rest...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Paula (Inski)

“Butch was someone that was always smiling and it was a great joy to see him. Everyone has one thing in life that just speaks to them. For Butch,...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Renee Geiger

“Butch was a great guy...easy to talk to and I loved his stories. I will take a ride in my convertible and feel the wind in my hair. And I will...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie

“When you went to visit Butch you would go straight to the garage (he was almost never in the house). You could ask him ANYTHING about cars. I just...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Barb Geiger


Butch Prusynski, a friend to many in the car world, died peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the age of 73. Butch was born in Wisconsin Rapids on March 31, 1944, son of the late Frank and Ruth (Phaneuf) Prusynski. He entered the military in 1961, and served until 1965, mostly in the motor pool where he acquired a love for cars and mechanics. Later he worked as an auto technician in several General Motors dealerships in the area. He also owned and operated his own auto and restoration business. He had also been a valued employee at U.S. Steel, Michels Corporation, and Gaynor Cranberry Company. Butch is survived by four children: Robert Prusynski, Paula Prusynski, Chad Lamers, and Melissa Harvey. He also has three sisters: Joan Norman, Judy Hoff, and Jackie Kolinski. Butch was preceded in death by his parents, a son Frankie, brothers Robert, Dale, David, and Glen; and sisters Ruth, Mary, Aleta, and Katie. In keeping with Butch's wishes, no services are being planned at this time. Instead, take a drive down a country road somewhere, let the wind blow through your hair, and enjoy the ride. Butch, who was known by many as "Mr. Good Wrench" was a world-class mechanic. He loved working on hot rods and Corvettes. He had a special passion for "Rhonda", a 1961 Corvette that he built and showed at car meets around the country. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.