Patricia Ann “Pat” Butler

Patricia Ann Pat Butler

MADISON – Patricia Ann “Pat” Butler, age 73, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, peacefully at her home.

She was born on March 31, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of George and Margaret Richtarik.

Patricia married Byron Butler on Oct. 27, 1984, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was proud of her Central Michigan teaching degree and taught high school English in Ontario, Canada. Pat relocated to Arizona where she and Byron met and married. Her career developed in the Marketing and Sales arena for the remainder of her career with a final few years back in her roots scoring student essays in standardized testing programs. Pat supported her husband with career moves to Columbus, Ohio, Grand Rapids, Mich., and finally to Madison, Wis.

Pat loved the outdoors and her fondest times were searching for rocks, admiring birds, and getting her hands in the dirt with plants. Her love for Michigan, Lake Superior, Canada, and rocks is shown with the smile on her face on the shores of Lake Superior hunting agates.

Pat is survived by her husband, Byron Butler.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and sister.

To celebrate her life please take time to be with the ones you care about and tell them you love them.

In memory of Pat, you can make a donation to Agrace HospiceCare ( ), the hospice organization that provided Pat the ability to be home where she so wanted to be in her final moments.

Online condolences may be made at .

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