Vernet A. "Butch" Kardotzke, 66, of Vickery went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 22, 2010, after being a patient at Stein Hospice.
Butch was born in Sandusky, August 12, 1943, son of the late Vernet A. Sr. and Flora Mae (Pfaff-Giedeman) Kardotzke. He graduated from Townsend High School in 1961, and worked at Ford Motor in Sandusky until 1998. He was a member of Vickery United Methodist Church and Clyde United Methodist Church. He was an active participant in the Sandusky County Fair winning blue ribbons for his tomatoes and pie baking. Butch truly loved the outdoors, fishing walleye and perch, and hunting raccoon, rabbit, pheasant, squirrel and deer. He was a father figure to many Vickery boys, teaching them outdoor skills that he loved. He coached T-Ball; Atom and Little League at Townsend. He was a fan of OSU football, and Margaretta sports including swimming, girls basketball and football. Butch was involved in putting scriptures together for overseas mailing for Calvary Baptist Church in Clyde.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma R. (Stanley) Kardotzke, whom he married July 20, 1962; sons, Damon Kardotzke of Vickery, Darren (Kay) Kardotzke of Collins and Bruce Kardotzke of Vickery; grandchildren, Jane, Mia, Kade, Bo and Kyle Kardotzke; six sisters, Donna (Dowell) Clouse of Vickery, JoAnn (James) Curless of Clyde, Sandra (Jesse) Stewart of Sandusky, Verna Moore of Clyde, Patty (Mike) Geary and Karen Kardotzke, all of Sandusky; in-laws, Edward Jr. (Vallie) Stanley, Heste A. (Ralph) Chiow and Shirley (Mike) Warder, all of Clyde; and special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Giedeman, Ronald Giedeman and Richard Giedeman.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Vickery United Methodist Church. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice, Vickery United Methodist Church or Townsend Fire Dept.
Condolences may be expressed at auxterfuneralhomes.com.