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Obituary for Richard P. Buttenwieser
Richard "Rick" Buttenwieser, peacefully passed away at home in Littleton, Colorado on Monday, August 1, 2016. He was born on June 18, 1951 in Great Lakes, Illinois to Felix and Angeline Buttenwieser.
He joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Naval Communication Station, Guam where he met the love of his life, Eleanor.
Rick loved to travel, hunt for antiques, watch the Bronco's play football and the Rocky Mountains. He would often pack the family camper for a weekend of adventure; camping, hiking, four wheeling and fishing. Rick had the opportunity to travel the United States as well as visit several different countries.
The Man. The Myth. The Legend and Life of the Party was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2007. Rick was determined and willing to try any and all treatments including experimental. He hoped by doing so, his participation would help further the advances in Cancer research. Always a brave face and never one to complain, Rick would make it his mission to bring jokes, smiles and laughter to his family, friends, fellow patients receiving treatment as well as his Nurses and Doctors. In addition to prayer, he believed that laughter was truly the best medicine and is what carried him the past nine years since his diagnosis.
Rick is survived by his wife Eleanor; his daughters Emily (Parke Pardun) and Corrine; his granddaughters Kiana, Chloe, and Carissa. Rick is also survived by his father, sister, brothers, aunt, uncle, many nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Angeline, and infant daughter Lisa.
An open house will be held on Friday, August 5th at the family home from 3:00-6:00 PM. Per Rick's request and his love of the Hawaiian Islands he asked that you wear your favorite Island attire and/or bright colors.
A final salute and interment will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM, August 11th, 2016 (please meet at Staging "A") inside Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80235, Island attire is requested.