Geraldine MacSwain Butkiewicz

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Geraldine MacSwain Butkiewicz

Geraldine McNulty MacSwain Butkiewicz, age 84, of Merrill, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill.

Geraldine was born August 25, 1929, in Superior, Wisconsin, to Edward and Anna R. (Phillips) McNulty. She was married to Robert Walker MacSwain, of Merrill, in 1949. He died in 1981. She then married Arnold Butkiewicz of Tomahawk in 1987. He died in 1997. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill.

Geraldine is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo (William Colwell) MacSwain, of Park Ridge, IL; four sons, Steven MacSwain, of Marshfield, Robert (Julie) MacSwain, of Stillwater, MN, Donald MacSwain, of Merrill, and James (Ellen) MacSwain, of Hudson, WI; six grandchildren; 4 stepchildren, Rita (Larry) Wilson, Newnan GA, Mary Jane Howe, Sue Butkiewicz and Arnie Butkiewicz, Jr., all of Tomahawk WI. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, her parents; one son, Jack MacSwain; an infant daughter, Mary Olivia MacSwain; and three brothers, Truman, Edward, and Wayne McNulty.

Special thanks to the Aspirus Radiology Department and Dr. Rezazedeh and Renee of the Oncology Department.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. Father Michael McLain will preside. Burial will take place in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery. The visitation will be from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill, with a prayer service and eulogies beginning at 6:30 PM. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at

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Taylor-Stine Funeral Home Inc
903 E 3Rd St Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-6244
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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Mar. 31, 2014
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