Ruth Marie Butera

Ruth Marie Butera

Ruth Marie Butera, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Ruth was born March 5, 1935, in La Crosse, to Frank and Lillian Guenther. Ruth married her college sweetheart, Michael Butera, in 1956 and celebrated 61 years together until his passing in 2017. Ruth was a graduate of University of Wisconsin, became a beloved third grade teacher, until becoming a full-time mother and homemaker, her favorite profession. Ruth is survived by her four children; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; Ruth's sister, Corinne Peterson.


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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Apr. 11, 2021.
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Jun
18
Rosary
12:30p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
3801 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, Arizona
Jun
18
Funeral Mass
1:00p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
3801 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, Arizona
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I was wondering why I did not receive a xmas card from Tucky last year. I was a Guenther girl from LaCrosse. I still have 2 brothers in LaCrosse. I am so sorry for your loss..I have lived in Fl., for 30 years now. My hubby passed away 2 years ago. My parents were Carl & Louise Guenther. My dad and Tuckys dad were brothers. My sympathy to all.
Mary lou Kading
April 14, 2021
Sorry to read of you mother's death. We taught third grade together at Garfield School. She had been there the year before I started teaching. She was such a help to a "new" teacher. We also had the La Crosse connection both attending what today is University of Wisconsin-La X. Have many Christmas card pictures of your family. Good memories for a classy lady.
Jean Kramer Markfelder
April 11, 2021
I attended Grand Avenue school with Scott and lived in townhouses a block from the Butera family. Mrs. Butera was the kindest, happiest mom in the whole neighborhood. Because of that her memory has stayed with me. So sad to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.
Eileen Jones Akutagawa
Neighbor
April 2, 2021