Clarence 'Butch' Chase

JUNEAU -- Clarence "Butch" Chase of Juneau left this world peacefully while sleeping on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the age of 74.

Butch was born to George and Beverly Chase on July 31, 1944, in Martinez, California. He was united in marriage to Mary Benson in June of 1968. They were blessed with the birth of two sons. Years later he married Doreen Marohl. On April 24, 1999, he married the love of his life, Donna Zimmerman. Together they celebrated 20 years of marriage. Those who knew Butch knew of his great work ethic and love for work. He always said he would work till the day he died because that was his passion -- and that is exactly what he did. Butch was a carpenter for many years at one time co- owning Chase-Fehrman Construction. He served in the U.S. Navy and later became very involved in the city of Juneau. He was a past assistant fire chief, EMT, Legion commander, president of the Rod and Gun, worked for the sheriff's department and the city of Juneau and was an alderman for many years, still serving the community at that position. He owned Butch's Lawncare for the past 14 years and could be seen around town doing what he loved. Butch enjoyed gardening, fishing, family gatherings and loved the 14 years he spent at the camper in Minocqua. He had a heart of gold, always willing to help people out, and was always willing to lend a hand.

Butch is survived by his wife, Donna of Juneau; sons: Jody (Debbie) and grandson Adam of Beaver Dam. Also, his son Nick (Catherine) of Aurora, Colorado, with their children Maddie (Rayne) Carlson, Tristin, Nicholaus, Aiden and Meghan all of Colorado. He was blessed with a great-grandson in April of this year. He is also survived by stepson Justin (Casey) Teichmiller of Beaver Dam along with grandkids Kaedon, Gavin and Ollie; one stepdaughter, Kristin (Charles) Hollweck; grandchildren Mike and Max of Appleton; and one sister, Judy Arbogast of Watertown; as well as other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law James Zimmerman and sister-in-law Marge Zimmerman.

Visitation will be held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday with a service to follow. The Rev. Paul Schupmann will officiate. Graveside services will be held at Juneau City Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home