Everett “Butch” Smuck Jr., 71, of Mason City, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, February 12, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 N. Delaware Avenue with Rev. Mark Lavrenz officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue and continue at the church on Friday one hour before services. Memorials may be directed to the Everett Smuck Jr. Memorial Fund.
Butch was born April 13, 1944 in Iowa Falls, Iowa the son of Everett and Marcella (Carr) Smuck Sr. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Iowa Falls. Butch graduated from Iowa Falls High School then attended Ellsworth Community College where he played basketball. After college, he served in the US Army/National Guard. Butch married Carolyn Buddenhagen June 8, 1968 in Iowa Falls. Through the years, Butch worked in sales for Payless Cashway and Orkin Pest Control and at United Building Center/ProBuild. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he served as an usher. A few of his interests included bowling, golf, coffee at Hy-Vee, Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Basketball. He also enjoyed coaching his children in their sports and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Butch is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Mason City; son, Matt (Michele) Smuck of Mason City; daughter, Melissa (Dan) Borchardt of Mason City; 6 grandchildren, Derek, Andrew, Ryan and Noah Smuck, Emma and Nathan Borchardt; 1 sister, Mary Kenison of Iowa Falls; 2 brothers, Randy Smuck of Mason City and Scott Smuck of Mason City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Myrna and Bruce Borchert; several nieces and nephews.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Pat Hartwig and a niece, Sarah Smuck; 2 brothers-in-law, Bill Kenison and Lee Hartwig.
Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery