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Obituary for Gene Allen Butterfield

July 23, 1949 – July 17, 2023

Gene Allen Butterfield, age 73, passed away peacefully at his residence with his wife by his side on Monday, July 17, 2023.

Gene Allen Butterfield
Gene Allen Butterfield

He was born in Waukesha on July 23, 1949, the son of the late Ernest and Lorena (Nee: Bell) Butterfield. Gene was united in marriage to Kathleen Barrows on Oct. 30, 1982. He was employed by various radio stations as a Broadcast Engineer and was a member of the Milwaukee Broadcasters Club.

A free spirit, Gene loved riding his Harley. He was a film buff, an expert candle maker, and a Tesla/SpaceX enthusiast.

He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his wife, Kathy, of 41 years; daughter, Lori (Reese) Vanselow; three grandchildren, Casey, Melissa, and Ryan Vanselow; brother-in-law, James Carravetta; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Oliver, and his sister, Alyce Jane Carravetta.


Private funeral services were held.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

A very special thank you to Dr. Rubina Qamar and the nurses at Aurora Home Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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