GREEN BAY, Wis. - Jerome "Jerry" J. Butler, 93, of Green Bay, passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer.
Jerome was born on June 11, 1920, in Vulcan, the son of the late Joseph F. and Emma (Crantz) Butler. Jerry served in the Army Air Force in World War II as a pilot, flying a B24 Liberator Bomber. After the war, he received a master of science degree in civil engineering from Marquette University, where he stayed on as an instructor for two years.
On June 17, 1950, Jerry married Norma L. Anderson in Vulcan. For the next 34 years, he was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in the Green Bay division office. Jerome was the district chief construction engineer for many local projects. He was a part-time Instructor at St. Norbert College, served on the Green Bay City Traffic Commission, and belonged to the National Society of Professional Engineers, Knights of Columbus, Trout Unlimited and the American Legion.
After retiring, he spent 9 years as a consultant for Ayres Associates.
Over the years, Jerry worked hard and played hard. An avid fisherman, golfer and traveler, he and Norma enjoyed summers at their cottage and winters on Dauphin Island, Ala., with family and friends.
Jerome will be missed by his loving wife, Norma; his children, Jerry Butler, Christine Dunbar, Rebecca (Craig) Filiatreaux, Paul (Karen) Butler, and Pamela Butler (Scott Moegenburg); grandchildren, Nicholas Dunbar, Joel Butler, Emily and Reid Filiatreaux, and Max and Sam Ausloos; and great-grandchildren, Jacques and Lucie Butler, Max and Tucker Jerome Ausloos. He will also be missed by sisters, Henrietta (Robert) Battiola and Joyce Coombs; a sister-in-law, Delores Butler; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Jerome was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Mary Butler; his siblings, Willard, Norma and Connie; brothers-in-law, Miles, Curtis, and Roy; and Deloris Massie.
Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, located at 1484 9th St. in Green Bay, on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
A Memorial Mass will follow Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating.
Inurnment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
The Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
The family extends a thank you to the awesome caregivers from Unity Hospice, especially Traci and Sarah. We thank you for helping us along this journey.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Unity Hospice.