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Eugene "Butch" Danzer

October 27, 2020 — October 3, 2017



  Eugene Francis “Butch”, son of Frank and Hilde (Balk) Danzer, was born August 23, 1930 on the family farm near Willey, Iowa. He attended St. Mary’s School in Willey through the eighth grade.  Butch then started farming with his family.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in Field Artillery.

   Butch returned home to farming upon his honorable discharge from the service and continued doing so until he retired in 2005. He raised crops, cattle and hogs.

   He was a member of the Dedham American Legion Post 20 and a life-long member of St. Mary’s Parish.  Butch enjoyed playing cards with friends, fishing, polka dancing and spending time with his dog Buddy.

   On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Butch passed away at Hawkeye Care Center in Carroll, Iowa after suffering a stroke at the end of September and battling the past two years with Alzheimers.  He was 87 years, 1 month and 10 days of age.

   Butch was preceded in death by his parents; brother Leo (Mary Eileen) Danzer; nieces Debbie Bercume and Anna Maria Danzer.  Those left to cherish his memory are his sister Colette (Joseph) Piccolo of Gretna, Nebraska; nieces and nephews Tony Danzer, Andrew (Angie) Danzer, Melody (Jim) Powell, Jeanette Piccolo, Theresa (Steve) Linsea, Chris (Renee) Piccolo, Sandy Piccolo and Jeff Piccolo; other relatives and friends.

Visitation and Prayers
Friday, October 6, 2017   5:00-7:00 PM
Prayer Service and Rosary   7:00 PM
Ohde Twit Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa
Deacon Dave Prenger

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, October 7, 2017 ~ 10 AM
St. Mary’s Church, Willey, Iowa
Reverend Brian Feller, Celebrant

Mass Servers
Sydney and Ryan Piccolo

Laverne Greving    Theresa Linsea    Renee Piccolo

Gift Bearers
Jeanette Piccolo    Sandy Piccolo    Melody Powell
“Amazing Grace”   “On Eagle’s Wings”
“How Great Thou Art”   “Prayer of St. Francis”
St Mary’s Choir    Barb Danner, Organist
“Ave Maria”    Bill Schreck, Soloist

Casket Bearers
Chris Piccolo    Andrew Danzer    Alan Meiners
Laverne Greving    Tony Meiners    Marty Greving

Interment with Military Honors
American Legion Post 20
St. Mary’s Cemetery, Willey, Iowa

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