Mickey "Mick" Butz

Born in Gordon, NE
Born on May 31, 1939
Departed on Jun 24, 2019

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Mick Butz, beloved husband and father, died on June 24, 2019. Visitation is on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be on Friday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. 

Mick was born on May 31, 1939, in Gordon, Nebraska. He graduated from Benson High School in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended the University of Omaha. He entered the Army on November 3, 1961, where he served as a medical records clerk. He was honorably discharged on October 20, 1964.

Mick had a 35-year career as a multi-line claims adjuster throughout Missouri and Iowa. After his retirement, he volunteered as a Chaplain at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Mick is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carole, and his sons, Gregory (MIchelle), of Glenview, IL, and Bradley (Jackie), of Marion, IA. He is also survived by his great joys, grandchildren Eric, Alex and Jenna. Also surviving is his brother, Thomas, of Harlingen, Texas.

Mick was preceded in death by his three brothers, Bobby, Clifford and Billy, and his sister, Judy.

Throughout his long illness with Alzheimer’s, he taught us all how to live with courage and joy in the midst of suffering. 

As a family, we are ever so grateful for the loving care he received from the staff at Bickford Cottage of Marion and Hallmar of Mercy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy or The Hallmar of Mercy Activities Fund. Online donations may be made at https://givetomercy.mercycare.org/donate — designate drop down menu to Family Caregivers Center or “other” and enter Hallmar Activity Fund.