In loving memory of

John E. Buttgen
December 19, 1956 - July 27, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - John E. Buttgen, 63, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Trinity Rock Island.

Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Living Senior Campus and the Muscatine chapter of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences:
John was born on December 19, 1956, in Muscatine, the son of Francis and Maxine Sadel Buttgen.

He was a proud member of the Muscatine High School graduating class of 76!

John retired, a few years ago, after a long association with Crossroads, Inc.

John is survived by his brother, Dave and sister-in-law Shelley Buttgen of Berryville, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents.


Lisa Rhodes wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"I am going to miss my conversations with John on subjects of history especially Abraham Lincoln . Looking over his globes with him and talking about the world. David Estabrook"

Shelley Dirth wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"I am going to miss seeing that smile. Rest in peace. Prayers to his family."

Al Duggan wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"The MHS Class of 1976 has lost one of its friendliest members. Rest In Peace John. Your kindness and your endless smiles will be missed by all who knew you. "

Shaun Faeth wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Shaun Faeth, Prayers to Johns family I worked with New Choices and what a good man and funny, he kept u on your toes was sorry to see this. He always had a smile."

Ramona Skinner wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"Sending my condolences to John's family. Always a smile and he enjoyed his job at CROSSROADS, Inc during the 10 years I was staffed there."

Tamara Keller wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

" You always had a great welcome to everyone you met! We will sure miss seeing you around. You were a great friend! Kirk, Tammy, and Jordan Keller "