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Donald "Butch" Low

December 19, 1944 - March 11, 2019

Donald Low, known as Butch by family and friends, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Marie (Kriesel).  He had three daughters – Tammy (Joe) Rosado of GA, Lisa (Joe ) Chiesa of Milwaukee, and Tina (Joe) McC…read more

Donald Low, known as Butch by family and friends, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Marie (Kriesel).  He had three daughters – Tammy (Joe) Rosado of GA, Lisa (Joe ) Chiesa of Milwaukee, and Tina (Joe) McCarthy of Whitewater.  He had four loving grandchildren -Emily, Abby, Quinlan and Owen and his other granddaughter Marlia.  He had a large extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He is survived by his sisters – Sylvia and Kathy Low.

He was born in Elderon Wisconsin in 1944, the second son of Delbert and Mildred (Wieland) Low.  His mother, father and brother Delbert preceded him in death.   He was active in high school sports team playing center on the Wittenberg football team. He married the love of his life, Anna Marie on June 12, 1965, and remained happily married until his death.

Don or Donnie as he was known at Navistar International, worked there as a foreman for 43 years.  He was an active member of the company softball team leading the team to several city championships.  He retired from Navistar in the early 2000s and spent time with his daughters and four grandchildren.  He kept a very busy calendar supporting his grandchildren’s athletic, musical and educational activities.  He was known at all of his grandchildren’s school’s as Papa by all of the students.  He was Papa to several volleyball teams and marching bands. He was proud of his three daughters who all eventually became educators.  He supported his daughters during childhood by becoming an active Girl Scout and being at every school event.  He attended football games to watch bands march, especially loving the Homecoming games when the band would have their chili supper fundraiser.   Although he loved country music and Elvis Presley most, he bought tickets and attended concerts for each of his girls’ favorite boy band.  One thing about his girls confused him though – why all three of his girls married men named Joe.  He never could figure that out. He was an avid hunter especially enjoying deer and turkey hunting.  He loved to watch sports of all kinds and loved to watch Westerns of all kinds.  He even traveled to John Wayne’s childhood home   He loved to eat foods of all kinds and often had a raw garden onion or hot pepper next to his plate.  He enjoyed growing fresh onions and many different types of hot peppers in his garden.  A picture puzzle was always on the card table in the corner during the winter time.  After retiring he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and has traveled to all 48 Continental States.  He enjoyed vacations to Key West, Cape Cod, Route 66, the Western States and Newfoundland Canada where he enjoying seeing the countryside, nature, and meeting new people.

Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM. Service at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at Tigerton Union Cemetery in Tigerton, WI.

In lieu of flowers donations are asked to be made to his grandchildren’s music groups:  Wauwatosa West Band, Wauwatosa East Band, and/ or the Whitewater Unified School District Music Department.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Krause Funeral Home Brookfield

Address:

21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Service Information

Krause Funeral Home Brookfield

Address:

21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Cemetery Information

Tigerton Union Cemetery

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers donations are asked to be made to his grandchildren’s music groups:  Wauwatosa West Band, Wauwatosa East Band, and/ or the Whitewater Unified School District Music Department.

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