STOUGHTON-Clyde “Butch” Chamberlain, age 67, of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, of an apparent heart attack.
He was born on July 8, 1946, in Madison, the son of Clyde “Bud” and Virginia (Gahan) Chamberlain. Butch graduated from Madison East High School in 1965. He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Selvaag on Jan. 13, 1979, during a record-setting blizzard.
After retiring from American Family Butch spent four years as a school bus driver at Martin Luther Christian Schools, lovingly known as “Mr. Clyde”.
Butch enjoyed camping, boating, tubing, and going to the Archery Center with his children. He loved spending time on his “little piece of paradise”, their 17 acre home. Family gatherings and spending time at the pool, where he mastered the flip, were also times he treasured. Butch’s other focuses were deer hunting and fishing, especially teaching his grandchildren how to fish, and time spent at “Camp Will-Em-Inn”, where many great memories were made.
Butch is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Chamberlain; son, Brad (Marla) Chamberlain; daughters, Jodi Chamberlain, Melanie (Edwin Bratz) Chamberlain and Brigitte (Shane Frank) Chamberlain; son, Shane (Amanda Hunt) Chamberlain; seven grandchildren, Kiara Harris, Zachary Chamberlain, Kaitlynn Chamberlain, Chyla Chamberlain, Riley Chamberlain Mills, Kaden Chamberlain Frank and Emmalyn Chamberlain; one great-grandson, Jerimiah Harris; sister Kerry Ann (Mike) McCloskey; brother, Gary (Teri) Chamberlain; mother-in-law, Jeannine Selvaag; brother-in-law, Mark Selvaag; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Eric Selvaag.
Funeral services will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding. A luncheon will follow at American Legion Post 59, 803 N. Page St., Stoughton. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 1358 Hwy. 51, Stoughton, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.
The family would like to extend special thanks to his physical therapist, Cathy, for all her encouragement while recovering from his hip replacement surgery, and being there at the right time.
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