Luvern "Butz" John Weber


January 26, 1930 - February 20, 2013



Luvern “Butz” John Weber was born January 26, 1930, in Hutchinson County, SD, the 7th child of Fred and Catherine (Bowar) Weber. He grew up on the farm and attended Catholic school through the 8th grade in Dimock, SD. In 1944, he moved with his family to the Mathias Bowar farm in Davison County and farmed with his dad until 1953. In 1953, Butz enlisted in the US Army and served in Germany until 1955. He then returned to Dimock and continued farming in Davison County. On June 1, 1957, he married Virginia Baysinger in Woonsocket. In 1965, Butz and Virginia moved to a farm in Davison County where they raised five children while dairy farming. From 1967 until 1975, Butz and his brother, Eugene, owned and operated a John Deere Implement dealership in Dimock. In 1982, Butz retired from dairy farming and moved to Dimock where he resided until his death.

Butz enjoyed watching Twins baseball, playing cards and pool, fishing, having coffee with friends and helping combine during harvest time. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Parish in Dimock until 2005 and then became a member of Holy Family Parish in Mitchell. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and also served on the Dimock Cheese Factory Board.

Butz is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons: Mark (Carolee) Weber of Sioux Falls; Brad (Paula) Weber of Parkston; Paul (Jodi) Weber of Woonsocket; one daughter, Jodi Boyer and special friend, Doug McManigal of Creighton, NE, his son-in-law, Lon Krueger of Spearfish, thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one sister, Mary Weepie of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Krueger in 2005, his brothers: Arnold, Elmer and Eugene, two sisters, Alvina Kummer and Bernice Walton and his parents.


Friday, February 22, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
Dimock, South Dakota

Posted by Lunette Sandhoff on February 23, 2013
Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers ...
Will always remember the many times my folks & I were at Corinne & Dave's & Butz would stop in--always a fun time.
I'm sure the folks & Butz & Gene & Lorainne are playing "Chicken Foot" --
Take care now & treasure the many memories.
Posted by Marvin & LeAnn Gjernes on February 23, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss, we will be thinking of you today and in the days ahead.
Posted by Kelly on February 23, 2013
My deep sympathies on the loss of Luvern. Very soon, God will eliminate death, so we never lose our loved ones. Isaiah 25:8. May the resurection hope and your memories comfort you and give you peace. Your family is in our thoughts.
Posted by Teresa Enze from Waterbury's on February 22, 2013
I will truly miss seeing Luvern's smiling face coming into the office. My prayers go out to the family.
Posted by Mark Parr on February 22, 2013
Sorry to hear of your lost, I will not be able to make it to the prayer service or Funeral, but just want you to all know I will keep all of you on my thoughts and prayers. May god watch over you and bless you
Posted by A grateful friend on February 21, 2013
A great man. He will be so missed.
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