Keith Schienebeck, 86, Butternut

Keith Schienebeck
August 22, 1927 – April 17, 2013

Keith Schienebeck, age 86, of Butternut, slipped away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was born the only child of Henry and Lena (Froeming) Schienebeck. He was married to Delight Patitz of Glidden for 59 years. He was a graduate of Butternut High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Early jobs included diesel mechanic in Idaho and the Dakotas, and logger and truck driver in the Glidden area. He retired from Flambeau Paper Company after more than 20 years.


Keith was still snowshoeing on his forty acres near Butternut Lake and biking downtown to get the mail when he was well into his seventies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his family and close friends. And he especially loved spending time in his garage, where he tinkered with cars in his earlier years and made benches, toy boxes, and cradles for his grandchildren in later years. He was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and an active member of the American Legion, Post 272, of Butternut.


Keith is survived and missed by his children, Melvin (Joan) of Jemison, Alabama; Henry (Laurie) of Butternut; Barb (Mike) Klein of Hustler; and Becky (Dennis) Boushon of Park Falls; grandchildren Patrick, Paula, Charlie, Vanessa, Allison, Ashley, and Alena; step great-grandson Russell; and brother-in-law Melvin (Dorothy) Patitz of Hueytown, Alabama.


His is most certainly happy to be reunited with his wife, Delight, who preceded him in death last July.


At his request, a Celebration of Life will take place at his graveside, Union Cemetery of Butternut, on Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend, with a luncheon to follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Butternut. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Butternut American Legion or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Butternut.


The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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