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David "Butch" Verkuilen

01/16/1939 - 06/30/2019

David “Butch” Verkuilen, age 80, of Winneconne died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. He was born January 16, 1939, in Appleton to the late Alvin and Gertrude (Stark) Verkuilen. Butch was a 1957 graduate of Appleton High School. In 1958 he married Charlotte Fleetwood. Butch graduated from the University of Miami, where he played football for four years. Upon graduation, Butch went to work in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Credit Bureau, and moved on to work for the United States Post Office as an Industrial Engineer, which he did for 5 years. From there, he and Char moved to Rhode Island for 2 years, where he worked for Ratheon Corp. as an Industrial Engineer. Butch was called home to Winneconne to help run the family business, Lakeside Marina, which he did until his retirement until 2001. Butch and Char spent their winters in Florida, and he enjoyed spending time with family, and playing tennis and golf. Butch was known for always looking for a deal.

Butch is survived by his wife, Charlotte Verkuilen, of Winneconne; two sons, Michael Verkuilen, of Appleton; Mark (Leslie) Verkuilen, of Larsen; grandchildren, MacKenzie (Austin) Wessell, of Verona; Morgan Verkuilen (special friend, Parker Seubert), of Longmont, Colorado; Jordyn Verkuilen, of Larsen; Addison Verkuilen, of Larsen; MacKenzie and Morgan’s mother, Pam Norton Verkuilen; a brother, Tom Verkuilen (special friend, Julie Teclaw), of Winneconne; a nephew, Tim Verkuilen; a niece, Amy (Bill) Struensee; Carlene Verkuilen, widow of Al Verkuilen; and other relatives and friends.

Along with his parents, Butch was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jami Verkuilen.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, July 5, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon John Ingala officiating. Burial will follow in the Winneconne Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurse at ThedaCare-Neenah for all of the care given to Butch.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Wayne and Mary Boss wrote on July 5, 2019
Char, Mike, Mark and the entire Verkuilen family, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories your family shares. Sincerely, Wayne and Mary Boss

Thomas Jennerjahn wrote on July 5, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Butch was not only a great classmate but I also grew up as one of his neighbors on Highland Ave, in Appleton. I lived at 1700 Highland Ave as a kid.

Barb & Dave Rozek wrote on July 2, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go out to Charlotte and the Verkuilens . We had many great times while working for the family....our thoughts are with you.

Susan Nelson-Tank wrote on July 2, 2019
It's been many years since I last saw Butch. I used to work for him at Lakeside Marina back in the 80s. I loved working there, I felt like part of the family, with Butch being like a father figure to me, watching over my every move at work and in some of my personal life. He certainly was a very special man and I have never, nor will I ever forget him. My sympathies and condolences go out to his entire family. He will certainly be missed....

Elsie and Gene Patterson wrote on July 2, 2019
Dear Char and family, Gene and I are are thinking of you at this sad time and sending our sincerest condolences.

Terry & Peg Lafferty wrote on July 2, 2019
I have so many great memories of working with Butch and the Verkuilen family at the Winneconne marina. He was a great friend to me. Our prayers are with you Charlotte.

Jim and Sue Balza wrote on July 2, 2019
We are so sorry about your loss, Char and family. Our deepest simpathies.