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Frances "Frannie" Butler

January 12, 1926 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 94)

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MILWAUKEE, WI/TAMPA, FL/DEFOREST, WI – Frances K. “Frannie” Butler, age 94, reunited with her husband on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Frannie was born to adoptive parents Andrew and Ada Beck on January 12, 1926 and was raised in Manitowoc, WI. She married the love of her life, Thomas Henry Butler on September 7, 1946 at First Presbyterian Church in Manitowoc, WI. Her first job was with the FBI as a fingerprint reader. She was an active participant in Girl Scouts and Christian Mothers Associations. Frannie’s biggest accomplishment was being a mother and raising her children. Frannie’s sense of humor and warm heart will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all that cared for her.

Frannie is survived by her children, Thomas (Susan), Susan (Charles) Schmit, Michael (Debbie), Mary (Bill) Volker, Constance (Mike) Kolter, and Robert (Kelly); 18 grandchildren; 14+ great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephew, other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Henry; children, Daniel, William and Patricia; and grandson, Jerome Schmit.

An outdoor graveside service will be held on Friday July 24, 2020 at RESURRECTION CEMETERY in Mequon, WI at 11AM.  A Celebration of Life will take place after the service at 2321 Kayla Drive, Waukesha, WI.

Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice or Dane County Humane Society. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:


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DeForest Chapel

6924 Lake Road


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Graveside Service
July 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Resurrection in Mequon
9400 W Donges Bay Rd
Mequon, WI 53092

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