NIAGARA, Wis. — Daryl “Butch” White, 70, of Niagara, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born on March 28, 1947, in Iron Mountain, son of the late George and Lillian (DeRosier) White. He attended school in Florence, Wis., graduating from Florence High School in 1965. He was drafted into the United States Army on April 13, 1965, serving his country in Vietnam until his honorable discharge on Jan. 15, 1968. Upon returning home from Vietnam, Butch went to work for Lakeshore from 1968 to 1972.
Butch married Diane J. Weigand in Crandon, Wis. on September 7, 1972, and they spent nearly 45 wonderful years together. From 1972 to 1974 he and his wife owned and operated the bar, Do Drop Inn, in Florence. He attended the police academy and joined the Florence County Sheriff’s Department in 1974 until 1989. He then went to work at Super One for more than 10 years, and then to the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center where he retired in 2008.
Butch’s favorite hobby was playing softball. He played until the age of 61. He was also an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees. He never missed a game.
Butch is survived by his loving wife, Diane White of Niagara; his children, Thomas (Carrie) White of Pembine, Wis., Billie (Tim) White Muscarella of Los Angeles, Calif., and Daryl Jon White (Fiancee, Lisa Ritchie) of Long Lake; grandchildren, Crystal, Kimmi, Hayley, Randi, Stephen, Ashleyn, Tommy, Michaela, Kelsea, Arizona and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Kellen, Noah, and Ezra; special daughters-in-law Tina Spade White and Bridget Simon; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law David Weigand and sisters-in-law Dawn (Stan) Gill and Janell (Gerald) White.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lillian White; brothers Gerald and Robert; sisters Jean and Bonnie; sister-in-law Jackie and brother-in-law Robert.
At Butch’s request there will be no funeral services held.
Condolences to the family of Daryl “Butch” White may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the arrangements.