William Michael Butz

  • "I know Bill from Hilliard High. Sad to hear he has passed...."
    - Danny Thomas
  • - Danny Thomas
  • "Thank you for your service in the army Sargent Major God..."
    - dale rapp II
  • "I knew Bill while attending Hilliar High School. I knew him..."
    - Jerry McAlister
  • "We really miss Bill already, loved him so much, he always..."
    - Susan Sanders

William Michael Butz entered eternal life on Friday July 1 after an 8 month battle of Pancreatic Cancer. Bill was born on May 8, 1948 in Rensselaer, Indiana. He and his family moved to LaCross, Indiana where he grew up then moved to Hilliard, Ohio where he graduated high school. He spent 22 years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as an E-8 in a Sargent Major's position. He has traveled all over the world including Tokyo, Korea, Germany, Hawaii, Alaska, Thailand and had assignment at Fort Ord, California as the Liaison for Special Forces and Delta Force. He received two Master's degrees, Human Resource Management, and Counseling. He worked at First Step of Sarasota as a counselor before owning his own business, reloading ammunition not only for the public but for the local law enforcement. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and . We both are born again Christians and attend St. George's Episcopal Church. My husband was the Treasurer, a member of the Vestry, a member of the Finance Committee, an Altar Server, and a Lay Eucharist Minister. He was also in charge of the Pet Pantry which is an addition of the Food Pantry. God brought us together so that I could bring my husband Bill back to the church and so that he could help me fall in love with the Lord Jesus again. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Clark-Butz; his brother Bob (Joanne) Butz; son Michael Butz, Phoenix; grandchildren Asia Minter, Kayla, Brianna, and Christian, and also three cousins, Nina, Edna and Tom. Services will be held July 16, 2016 at 2pm at St. George's Episcopal Church at 912 63rd Ave. West in Bradenton. Father Bryan O'Carroll will be officiating the ceremony. Lite refreshments will follow the ceremony in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, Bill wished that donations be made to St. George's Episcopal Church Outreach Ministry Programs. Full obituary at www.nationalcremation.com/location/sarasota

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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 10, 2016
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