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“Jeannie and Family,Butch will live on in the hearts of his Hibernia neighbors in New Lenox forever. His leadership and friendliness left a mark that...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Patti Killinger - New lenox, IL

“You will be much missed here in Texas. We will always appreciate your kind words and encouragement. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Patrick Ford - La Porte, TX

“To My Dear Friend Butch:I am in shock today as I just learned of your journey into God's Command and God's Police Department. I will miss you so...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Ceil Barclay - New Lenox, IL

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of BUTCH. As a family man and friend, he should be the standard by which all others are judged. I had the...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Coach Cook - New Lenox, IL

“Jeanie my heart just breaks for you, Adam, Sarah, Paul and the rest of the family. Butch was a pleasure to work with and always seemed to have a...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie Barrett - Midlothian, IL

“Butch was the man with the largest heart I have met. He was a great man that his memory will continue to live on through his family. I am better...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Raymond Kouba - Chiccago, IL

“Sarah, Tom and Family,I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.Sue Lynchey ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My sympathies and prayers to you all in the Kazsubski family. Jody ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Jody Mladic werhane - IL

“Dear Jeanie and Family,I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Butch from this life. Many prayers surround you, and we look forward with certain...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Rose Dally - Elgin, IL - Friend

“Mr. Kaszubski was a great man. You are all in my prayers ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Amy Cannon Johnson - Countryside, IL

“So sorry to hear about this. Just a great guy. My sympathies to you Jeannie and the whole family ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Elaine Rith - Lawrence, PA

“Dear Cousin Jeanie and Family,Dorothy and I wish we could be there with you at this time, to give you and your wonderful family comfort and support....Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: John Creswell - New Braunfels, TX

“Jeanie and family, I am so sorry to hear that my dear cousin Butch has passed. I will always remember the wonderful memories of our family...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Leslie & Patrick Ford - La Porte, TX

“Jeanie, Adam, Anne, Sarah, Tom, Paul & Shannon,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. A loss that touches so many people, everyone that knew Butch. ...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Kristen Nelson - Frankfort, IL

“Jeannie so sorry to hear of Your husband death. I never met him but the two of you seemed to share a wonderfully happy life together. We are...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon Burgeson - Tinley Patk

“I'm very saddened to hear of Butch's passing. I remember Butch as a kind, caring, and intelligent man, who'll certainly be missed.Eternal rest grant...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Pollak - Sun City, AZ

“No words can really express the loss of a loved one, Butch was not just my Chief but my friend, he never had a bad word for me but always gave me...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Lou Bysiek - Clopton, AL - Friend

“Jeanie, Adam, Sarah, Paul et al - The memories I have of this tall, Italian, Chicagoan who walked into my life as an 11 year old small town girl are...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Baugher - Athens, IL


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Walter "Butch" Kaszubski, age 72, of Makanda, IL, passed away early Tuesday, June 6, 2017,surrounded by his family, after battling a long illness. Butch was born into a large Italian family in Chicago Heights, IL, on May 7, 1945, to Walter and Rose (nee Prisco) Kaszubski. He attended Bloom High School where he excelled in basketball. After high school, he joined the Marines and served heroically in Viet Nam. Upon returning from the war, Butch married the love of his life, Marilyn "Jeanie"" (nee Elliott), on August 12, 1972. Together they welcomed 3 children: Adam (Anne) Kaszubski, Sarah (Tom) Kilpatrick, and Paul (Shannon) Kaszubski. They lived with their children in the Chicago Suburbs, where Butch worked first as an Illinois State Trooper, then Patrol to Commander of Investigations at Orland Park, and finally as Chief of Police in New Lenox, IL. Butch retired to Makanda, where he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren: Caleb, Emma, Alivia "Lulu" Kilpatrick, Evaline, Finn, Arthur, Eden, Keela, Annaleigh, and William Kaszubski. Butch was preceded in death by his parents, grand-daughter Delia Lee Kaszubski, and niece Michelle "Shelley" Dotson. He is survived by his brother Richard (Lorri) Kaszubski, sister-in-law Linda (Delbert) Dotson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Butch will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and by his church, Connect Point in Anna, IL. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451 on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 3-8 PM. He will lie in State, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral service at 10:30 AM at Parkview Christian Church, 11100 Orland Pkwy, Orland Park, IL 60467. There will be a private Interment, with full military honors, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, family would prefer donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Info www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700.