Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Todd Schneider officiating. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexandria, Minnesota following the luncheon. Military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Edmund Steven Motzko was born August 17, 1920 in Browerville, Minnesota to Bert and Tresa (Drayna) Motzko. Butch served in the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the liberation of Gardelegen, Germany. He was united in marriage to Harriet JoAnn Halstead on January 14, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, Minnesota. The couple lived in Alexandria until 1958, when they moved to Sauk Centre. Butch worked at Wonder Bread for many years and was the truck driver for Hostess cakes. He also worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in shipping and receiving until his retirement in 1975.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, American Legion Post 67, Paul F. Donart VFW Post 2853, and was a former Alexandria Fire Fighter. Butch enjoyed golfing and hunting.
Butch is survived by his children, Steve (Kay) Motzko of Becida and Mary Kay (Terry) Keenan of Pennock; six grandchildren, Matt (Misty) Motzko, Stacie (James) Goodrich, Joe (Lauren) Motzko, Katie Keenan, Kristie Keenan, and Kevin Keenan; six great-grandchildren, William, Logan, Landon, Greta, Sammy, and Morgan; brother, Jerry Motzko of Roseville; and sister, Marie Sherlin of Glenwood.
He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Motzko on November 25, 2009; infant great-grandson, Luke Motzko; parents; and sister, Appy Aga.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.