Clarence “Butch” Chase of Juneau left this world peacefully while sleeping on Thurs. July 4th, 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 24th 1999 he married the love of his life, Donna. 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 dept + the city of Juneau and 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, Wis. 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 step son Justin (Casey) Teichmiller of Beaver Dam along with Grandkids Kaedon, Gavin and Ollie. One step daughter Kristin (Charles) Hollweck and Grandchildren Mike and Max of Appleton, Wis. And one sister Judy Arbogast of Watertown as well as other friends and relatives. He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother in law James Zimmerman and sister in law Marge Zimmerman.
Visitation will be held at St John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau from 3-6 on Friday, July 12, 2019 with service to follow. Rev. Paul Schupmann will officiate. Graveside services will be held at Juneau City Cemetery at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday July 13, 2019 In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated. The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family.
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