Thomas Butzen

Thomas "Buter" Butzen, Jr.

Thomas "Buter" Butzen Jr., 49, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

He was born December 2, 1964 in Sheboygan to Thomas and Lynda (Sykes)Butzen. Tommy was a graduate of North High School, Class of 1984. After graduation, he worked at his family's business, Butzen Contracting/Roofing until the time of his death.

On March 18, 1996 Tommy and Karen Krutzik were united in marriage on the Carnival Cruise, Ecstasy.

Tommy loved rock music, especially Van Halen and enjoyed being involved with the bands' sound and lighting systems. He loved talking and laughing with his cousin Jesse about anything to do with music. Tommy enjoyed Karen's cooking and also liked family get-togethers. He was an avid Packer fan. Tommy was especially known for his sense of humor, big hugs, kisses and the ability to make people laugh.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Karen Butzen; his father, Thomas (significant other Bonnie Rousse) Butzen Sr.; his mother, Lynda Butzen; grandma, Joyce Butzen; brother, Robert Butzen; sister Elizabeth Haneman; sister Marcy (James) Psichopaidas; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Jill) Krutzik; Brad (Special friend, Renee) Krutzik, Kevin (Melissa) Krutzik; sister-in-law, Susan Niquette (Special friend, Doug); parents-in-law, Jerome (Betty) Krutzik; 5 nieces and 5 nephews; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents; sister-in-law, Terri Krutzik; and cousin, David Butzen.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Tommy's name.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Ballhorn Chapels in Sheboygan. Rev. Daniel J. Lasecki will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held at Ballhorn Chapels from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. To light a candle, sign the guestbook and/or send flowers in memory of Tommy, visit

Tommy will always be remembered for his smile and his willingness to help people.


Funeral Home

Ballhorn Chapels
1201 N 8th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 457-4455

Published in Sheboygan Press on Feb. 19, 2014