Buttner, C.R. "Barney" In Loving Memory of C.R. "Barney" Buttner Age 86, born February 11, 1930 in Baltimore, MD. He passed away February 23, 2016, surrounded by his loving family in Omaha, NE. Preceded in death by parents, George and Eva Buttner and sister, Eleanor Dorn. Survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Phyllis (nee Krupski), daughter, Kristine (Tom) Patton; sons, Richard (Pam), Stephen, Philip (Ann) and John (Jeck-Jenard Navarrete) Buttner; Nine grandchildren, Leslie (Jarod), Kelly (Chuck), Ashley, Matt (Ali), Kristin, Shannon, Luke, Zach and Andy. Two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Atley. Barney also leaves behind many beloved friends. Barney was the owner and President of Buttner Plumbing for over 30 years and is a past president of the Mechanical Contractors Association. He sponsored many bowling and youth sports teams, including Buttner Plumbing football. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending time at the lake house and in Maui with his wife. Barney was a long term member of numerous organizations, including the South Omaha Optimists, Cosmopolitan Club, Holy Cross Men's Club, and American Legion. He also served as an Omaha city official. Barney proudly served his country as a cryptographer in the USAF during the Korean War. He rarely met anyone he didn't call a friend and was a loving, fun, and generous man. VISITATION Friday February 26, 2016 at the mortuary, 4-7pm, followed by 7pm Memorial Service. FUNERAL MASS: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Military Honors by American Legion Post 331 KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME 5108 "F" St. 402-731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com

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Message to G-pa
Today the world lost a true American. A man who spat in the face of poverty and orphanage. A man who lied to serve his country while not of age. A man born with nothing, whose hard work gave him the wealth he deserved. A man who every year brought together the generations of his family for Thanksgiving. A man who taught my father to be a man, to be a business man. The man who gave everything for his family, allowing my father to give everything for mine. This man meant so much to so many, and I only hope I can become half the man he was and live half the life he lived. ~ Andy Buttner

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