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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Butterbrodt 1933 - 2009 Lawrence

A memorial service for Mary E. Butterbrodt, 75, Lawrence, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive.
Ms. Butterbrodt died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Alfred and Dorothy Weiss Gennrich. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, in 1956.She held various positions as a secretary and office manager, most recently for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks at Clinton State Park.She was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lawrence. She was a member of the church choir and the Lawrence Civic Choir. She rehabilitated dogs for a boxer rescue group.She married james Butterbrodt in 1955. They were later divorced. He survives of Beaverdam, Wis.Survivors include four sons: Jay, North Andover, Mass., Karl, Hudson, Wis., Tim, San Jose, Calif., and Paul, Milwaukee; six grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Gennrich, Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com