John E. Buttgen
December 19, 1956 - July 27, 2020

John E. Buttgen

John E. Buttgen
Dec 19, 1956 - Jul 27, 2020

John E. Buttgen

MUSCATINE, Iowa - John E. Buttgen, 63, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Trinity Rock Island.

Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Living Senior Campus and the Muscatine chapter of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences:

John was born on December 19, 1956, in Muscatine, the son of Francis and Maxine Sadel Buttgen.

He was a proud member of the Muscatine High School graduating class of 76!

John retired, a few years ago, after a long association with Crossroads, Inc.

John is survived by his brother, Dave and sister-in-law Shelley Buttgen of Berryville, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents.


Lisa Rhodes on Jul 29, 2020

I am going to miss my conversations with John on subjects of history especially Abraham Lincoln . Looking over his globes with him and talking about the world. David Estabrook

Shelley Dirth on Jul 29, 2020

I am going to miss seeing that smile. Rest in peace. Prayers to his family.

Al Duggan on Jul 29, 2020

The MHS Class of 1976 has lost one of its friendliest members. Rest In Peace John. Your kindness and your endless smiles will be missed by all who knew you.

Shaun Faeth on Jul 29, 2020

Shaun Faeth,
Prayers to Johns family I worked with New Choices and what a good man and funny, he kept u on your toes was sorry to see this. He always had a smile.

Ramona Skinner on Jul 28, 2020

Sending my condolences to John's family. Always a smile and he enjoyed his job at CROSSROADS, Inc during the 10 years I was staffed there.

Tamara Keller on Jul 28, 2020

You always had a great welcome to everyone you met! We will sure miss seeing you around. You were a great friend! Kirk, Tammy, and Jordan Keller



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