Obituary of Keith R. Butterfield
Keith R. Butterfield, of Waukesha, passed away at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the age of 86. Keith was born on March 26, 1935, the son of Roscoe and Meta Butterfield. On July 8, 1961, he married Jean Smiles, and together, they raised their three children, Jeanie, Brian and Torrey. Keith graduated with a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the Aerospace industry for over sixteen years, and then went on to teach as a professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Keith loved spending time with family and friends. He especially loved talking about the second law of thermodynamics.
Keith will be deeply missed by his children, Jeanie (Timothy McMahon) Butterfield, Brian Butterfield, and Torrey (Amy) Butterfield; grandson, Aiden McMahon; siblings, Lois (Duane) Jacobsen, Joyce (Tom) Baurain, Lloyd (Linda) Butterfield, Roscoe (Jane) Butterfield, Kathryn (A.J) Bailey, and Forrest (Jan) Butterfield; brother-in-law, Don Klemme; sister-in-law, Jane Neuharth; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; parents; sister, Janet; and brother, Tom.
The visitation for Keith will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 1:00pm until the 2:00pm funeral service at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045. Private burial will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee, WI.
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