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Gerald Ptaschinski Jr., 66, Beaver Dam

April 17, 2019

Gerald “Butch” N. Ptaschinski Jr., 66, Beaver Dam, lost his battle with cancer, passing away at home Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Butch was born May 2, 1952, in Madison, to Gerald and Lillian (Bachofen) Ptaschinski Sr. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School and joined the family business, Ptaschinski Construction. He owned and operated Ptaschinski Construction along with his brother and sister. Butch enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends. He was active in volunteering time to the Dodge County Fairgrounds, as well as supporting other charities like the Nation of Patriots ride.

Butch is survived by his wife, Nancy (Pattee) Ptaschinski of Beaver Dam; children, Liz (Kevin) Ponto of Madison, Maryn Ptaschinski of Cantril, Iowa, Amanda (Josh) Kosloski of Beaver Dam and Jennifer (Wyatt) Hill of Beaver Dam; grandchildren, Dominick, Bianca, Dytrik, and Max; parents, Gerald and Lillian Ptaschinski of Beaver Dam; siblings, Tom (Eva) Ptaschinski of Beaver Dam, Charlie (Terri) Ptaschinski of Shawno, Nan (Bill) Parkhurst of Beaver Dam, and Patricia (Mark) Ehlenfeldt of Beaver Dam; and many nieces and nephews.

A gathering to celebrate Butch’s life will be held Saturday, April 20, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club, W7596 Hwy 33, Beaver Dam.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Butch’s name to the Nation of Patriots Ride, PO Box 73, Sussex, WI 53089 or online at nationofpatriots.org.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam, is honored to be serving the family. Send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at cstonefs.com.