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1933 Phyllis 2016

Phyllis Butzke

May 3, 1933 — November 15, 2016

Phyllis Josephine Butzke, 83, of Fergus Falls, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Funeral service will be take place at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Phyllis was born May 3, 1933 in Pelican Rapids. She grew up in Vergas with her parents, Bertha and William Bunkowski. She graduated from Frazee High School in 1951. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas. On June 7, 1952, Phyllis was united in marriage to the love of her life, Willis Butzke.
Phyllis worked for 20+ years as an operator and retired from "MA BELL" in 1986. She loved travelling, fishing, feeding and watching the birds, gardening and was an amazing baker. Coffee with friends was one of the simple pleasures she enjoyed most in life. She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Phyllis is survived by her 4 children: Lucille (David) Norman of St. Paul, Craig (Nancy) Butzke of Tualatin, Oregon, Jolene Butzke of Edina, Roger Butzke of Princeton; 2 grandchildren: Natalie and Andrew (Kirsten) Norman, both of St. Paul.

Visitation

St. John's Lutheran Church

Vergas, MN

Monday, November 21, 2016
10:00 AM

Service

St. John's Lutheran Church

Vergas, MN

Monday, November 21, 2016
11:00 AM

Cemetery

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

Vergas, MN

Monday, November 21, 2016
12:00 PM
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