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Rudolf N. Butzke

AGE: 84 • Dagsboro

Rudy Butzke passed away on August 11 2016 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Denise Butzke, his son Robert Butzke, (Debbie Jordan Butzke) and his two grandchildren Elizabeth Butzke ( 11 ) and Nicholas Butzke ( 9 ), whom he loved very much.

Rudy Butzke was born in Germany on April 4th 1932 to the parents of Frederick Willhem and Ellen Nansen Butzke. He left Germany in 1951 to move to Canada after the war, which was a tradition for the family to go to a foreign country to learn a 2nd language. Rudy met Marie Anna Denise Boyer in 1954 and were married in 1959 in Lachine, Quebec. They moved to San Francisco, California in 1960 so he could attend Heald College, an engineering school. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After his graduation they moved to Bethesda, Maryland where they lived and raised their son Robert Nicholas Butzke. Rudy worked as a Mining engineer and Superintendent of Rockville Crushed Stone.

They purchased a home in Bethany Beach in 1983 and retired in the area in 1993 where he started to work as a clerk at Wawa and the rest is history. Wawa became his second family and he enjoyed going to work every day to see all of the friends he has made over the years.

He was the Pride of the Bethany Beach Wawa and loved by all who knew him especially his family

Services will be on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 11:00 am at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Rd, Ocean View, Delaware 19970, where friends may call after 10:00 am.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 16, 2016
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