Sawall, Henry “Butch”
Henry “Butch” W. Sawall, age 83 of the Town of Lebanon, Waupaca County passed away Tuesday September 6, 2022 at the ThedaCare Medical Center in New London.
Henry William Sawall was born on July 30, 1939 in Manawa as the son of the late Henry and Ruth (Randt) Sawall, Sr. He graduated from New London High School and as a young man was asked to grow up quickly after his father’s passing in an automobile accident. Henry was united in marriage to Barbara Ebert on November 14, 1964 at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville. Over the years they both served their church faithfully as Henry volunteered his time as an usher and served on the Board of Elders. The couple raised their 2 daughters right next to the Sawall family farm and enjoyed spending time with family. Henry was somewhat of a homebody but did travel with Barb to Canada and Branson, MO over the years prior to her passing earlier this year. During his working career, Henry started at New London Plywood, then farmed for a few years, and had logged over 40 years at Curwood, Inc. in New London prior to his retirement. He could often be found working on his Ford tractors out in the shed and enjoyed spending time with extended family and friends playing cards and going out for dinner. Always willing to help others Henry is now at rest with his Lord and reunited with his lovely wife Barb.
His Daughter: Karen (Greg) Mehlberg.
Son-in-law: Terry Mehlberg.
Grandchildren: Caitlin, Krystin, Kelly, Connor, and Cassie Mehlberg.
Sisters: Sue Handrich, June Free, Ruth (Larry) Kalbus.
Brothers: Richard (Opal) and Alan (Margaret) Sawall.
Brothers-in-law: Dennis Gielow, Kenneth (Shari) Ebert, and Gordon Schmidt.
Sisters-in-law: Barbara Sawall & Joan Dammeir.
Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barb in January of 2022, a daughter Dianne Mehlberg, in-laws William and Lulu Ebert, a sister Retta Schmidt, brothers Robert Sawall and Vernon (Janice) Sawall, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Henry’s funeral service will be held Monday September 12, 2022 at 12pm at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Jason Zobel officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be held Monday at the church from 9am until the time of the service. The Sawall family would like to thank the staff at ThedaCare Hospital in New London especially 3rd floor nurses Claudia, Matt, Kim & April as well as Jennifer, Jessica, & Sarah from ThedaCare at Home Hospice for all of their kindness. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com