April 2, 2020
Butch. I sure miss the heck out of you. I don't even know where to begin. It doesn't feel real still. It has been a week already since you passed, but I have still been waiting for your goofy texts or videos you would always send me. You truly were a one of a kind man. So many memories I get to keep with me and be thankful for. From our North Dakota oilfield days, to pike fishing, to driving truck together, to drinks and BBQ's every night, to just driving around blaring rock n' roll music! You were the best friend, father, brother, and grandpa any one could ask for. You would drop EVERYTHING just to make sure everyone around you was happy and of course had a meal cooked because no one was going to be hungry around you!You were cared about more than you could ever realize, and still are. I think about you every day. If only I could have one more phone call or text, one more burn out at the shop, give you one more quote on wheels and tires even though you didn't need them, but dammit you were getting them anyways. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I miss you. Rest in Paradise Butch. Until we meet again.