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Ronald Erwin Buzow
(05-31-1946 - 05-08-2010)

Ronald Erwin Butzow, 63 of Elgin passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010 in his home.
He was born May 31, 1946 in Evanston the son of Erwin H. and Rita Grief Butzow. He had been a resident of Elgin for most of his life and was a graduate of St. Edward High School in 1964. He had been employed by Brenner’s and Chuck Hines Clothing Stores, Eby-Brown, Williams Manufacturing and U.S. Can before retiring.
He was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin.
He loved to cook and grill, fish at Eagle River, and Lauderdale Lake in Wisconsin.
He enjoyed repair work around the house, watching sports and listening to the oldies.
In his younger years he worked on classic cars, especially his 1955 black T’Bird.
Surviving are his wife, Jennifer “Jay” Wahlen Butzow whom he married on Jan. 21, 1967       
                             2 sons, Dean (Lisa) Butzow of Springfield, Ill.,
                                         Shane (Sally) Butzow of Houston, TX.,
                             3 grandchildren, Gregor Wahlen, Lily Marie and Bailey Jay Butzow
                             3 sisters, Janet (John) Oberhart of Mingo, Iowa,
                                            Linda (Frank) Madden of Houston, TX., and
                                            Joyce (Bill) Nerren of Carpentersville and
                             1 brother, Dennis (Elizabeth) Butzow of Elgin
                             and many nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step father, Ray P. Kennedy and his loving companion and friend, Nutmeg.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 15 at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin with Rev. Joseph F. Kulak officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of mass in the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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