May 17, 2022 – Washington County, WI – Allen “Butch” E. Held, 82, of Slinger, WI peacefully passed away at his home early Sunday morning, May 15, 2022.
He was born in Slinger, WI on June 14, 1939, to Raymond and Clara (Kramer) Held. He graduated from Slinger High School in 1957 and has been a lifelong resident of Slinger and a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He then served 8 years in the United States Army Reserves as a mechanic. He also served on the Slinger Fire Department for 20 years.
Butch continued to work as a mechanic and could fix any engine large or small. His love of lawn mowing and snow blowing the entire neighborhood demonstrated the small acts of kindness he enjoyed.
He was a lifelong Packer fan and season ticket holder since 1964. Butch enjoyed dirt track racing especially the midgets at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.
He truly loved his children and adored his grandchildren, whom he would do anything and everything for.
Left to celebrate Butch’s memory include his beloved wife of 56 years Judy, married on September 10, 1966; two daughters Pam (Ben) Feucht of Neosho, WI, and Angie (Tony) Greenhill of Slinger, WI; five grandchildren, Brett (fiancé Kayla) and Kyle Feucht; Zach, Ashley, and Jeffrey Greenhill. Sibling Arthur (Sonja) Held. In-laws; Richard (Rita) Schaefer, Joann Schodron, Sherry Schaefer, Ronald (Carleen) Schaefer, Roger (Janis) Schaefer and Jeannie (Nic) Meyer, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Clara Held, brother Donald and wife Phyllis Held, in-laws Math and Lucille Schaefer, Kenneth Schaefer, Robert ” Bob” Schaefer, and Dennis Schodron.
A visitation will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI, on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. with the Fire Department doing a walk through at 4 p.m., and the Memorial Mass to follow at 4:30 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter Catholic Church in Slinger or Slinger Fire Department would be appreciated.