ESCANABA - Clarence "Butch" Vizineau, 61, of 1412 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the Marquette General Hospital.
Butch was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Escanaba, the son of Clarence and Betty (Congleton) Vizineau. He was a lifelong resident of the Escanaba area except for the time he served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Butch was a cab driver for Escanaba Taxi for several years and enjoyed camping, fishing, the outdoors, campfires, traveling and going for rides.
On May 22, 2004, he married Pamela Oliver, his companion and friend for nearly 20 years, at the Agape Ministries Church in Escanaba.
Clarence ‘Butch’ Vizineau
Including his wife, Butch is survived by: one son, Scott (Laura) Vizineau of Escanaba; five stepchildren; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ernie (Heidi) Vizineau of Cornell, and Brian (Sherry) Vizineau of Ford River; four sisters, Denise Valiquette of Gladstone, Mona (Robert) Willis of Escanaba, Lola (Jim) Thurber of Bark River, and Lynn Mitchel of Escanaba; numerous nieces and nephews; his dog Molly and two cats, Spanky and Baby.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lois Boggs and Janice Micheau.
Butch's family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military honors presented by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71 will be at 5 p.m. at the funeral home followed by funeral services officiated by Pastor Art Kievet. A luncheon will follow services at the Wells Township Hall. Butch will be laid to rest at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. For additional information or to leave the Vizineau family a message of condolence, go to www.skradski-boycefuneralhomes.com