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Roy "Butch" Robert Sawczuk

July 29, 1945 — December 29, 2023

Wausau

Roy “Butch” Sawczuk, age 78, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on December 29, 2023, in Wausau, Wisconsin.

He was born on July 29, 1945, son of the late Eolus Sawczuk and Irene (Sypnieski) Sawczuk.  He married Marlene Baravetto on April 9, 1976. She survives. 

Butch worked at the Mosinee paper mill from 1962 – 1973. He worked for 14 years at Drott / JICase in Schofield.  Prior to Retirement in 2007, Butch worked on the road crew for the Town of Rib Mountain for 19 years, during that time he was proud to be a key member of the group that got the boat landing approved and placed at Rookery Park in Rib Mountain.

Butch enjoyed puttering in the garage.  Most would say, “Butch could fix anything.”  He would build things out of nothing.  From building a Lamborghini to a sawmill to go-carts, bicycles, riding lawnmowers and his own custom skid steers.  Butch was selfless. He enjoyed helping people. Especially if a machine was required to do the job. At the end of the day, these things were all fun to him.

Butch loved spending time with family.  He enjoyed fishing and boating on Lake DuBay.  A lot of time was spent shooting and reloading. Early mornings and evenings were usually spent with his wife, feeding the neighborhood birds, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and most recently a bear.

In addition to his wife Marlene, Butch is survived by his sister Beverly (Stanley) Andrews, 6 children, Tracey (Colette) Sawczuk, Craig Sawczuk, Mary Sawczuk, Terry (Mary Ann) Wasniewski, Rick (Chris) Wasniewski, Lisa (Terry) Woller, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, January 8, 2024, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mosinee.  The Rev. Aaron Becker will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service all at the church.  Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family with arrangements, online condolences can be directed to the family at www.bestefh.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 8, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul Catholic Church

603 4th St, Mosinee, WI 54455

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Mass

Monday, January 8, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul Catholic Church

603 4th St, Mosinee, WI 54455

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Burial

Monday, January 8, 2024

12:15 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

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