Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home

George `Butch` Dent, Sr. , Age 72

February 06, 1948 --July 08, 2020

George "Butch" Dent, Sr., passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. Clare Hospital with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. George, son of Willard and Doris Dent was born Feb. 6, 1948. He graduated in 1966 from Minong High School. Butch worked for Badger Ordnance, Perry Printing and Ho-Chunk Casino throughout his working career. On May 13, 1968 he was united in marriage Pamela Mathews in Shell Lake. He enlisted in the US Navy in Sept. of 1967 and proudly served until his honorable discharge on Sept. 11, 1969. Butch was a member of the DAV. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons; he loved being 'Papa' to five grandchildren. The family will remember him for being a fun, happy man who made people laugh. Butch made friends easily and would stop anything to help someone in need. His daughter, Tammy, and her kids will miss their daily phone calls and facetime with Papa. His children will miss the special nicknames he had for everyone in the family. Butch was a fighter during his illness these past three years, he never let it get him down.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Pam; children, George Jr. (Michelle) Dent, Tammy (Doug) Matejcek, Steven (Crystal) Dent; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Dent, Eliana and Zac Matejcek, Makayla and Addison Dent; sisters-in-law, Gail Dent and Karen Mathews, nine nieces, three nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, William Dent, Buck Dent, Edna Kibble and his brother-in-law, Dennis Mathews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12, noon at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Face masks will be mandatory at the visitation and funeral and the headcount will be limited to 50 people at a time. Because of the current health conditions there will not be a meal after the service.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many doctors that treated Butch over the years.


Christin Harding July 09, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am so sorry to learn this. He was so quick to laugh, and always had a smile. I will remember seeing him through my office window, picking up Amanda at yours, Michelle. Hugs to Pam and your entire family,

Shannon M Quinlan July 09, 2020

Friend reedsburg , Wisconsin

Pam and Family. Im am so sorry for your loss. Butch was like another father to me. I'd always call him Pops. He was a great loving man and will be missed dearly 😢

Karen Carlson July 09, 2020

Friend Shafer , Minnesota

Tammy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Butch’s passing! You in our thoughts and prayers! Give Pam a hug from us. 💔

Rick Boardman July 10, 2020

Frend West allis

My condolences ill miss all of the good times we had together he was a great man

Lori Digmann July 10, 2020

Coworker of George jr Baraboo , Wisconsin

George I’m sorry to see the passing of your dad. I hope all things are going well for you. Take care

Penny Snyder July 10, 2020

Friends of George and Pam including their children Baraboo , Wisconsin

Deepest Sympathy, Always loved the Dent family. Enjoyed many good times, filled with laughter, and great memories. George was the best friend a person could ever have. Sending love and hugs to Pam and family. Penny Snyder

Ken Burnside July 11, 2020

Coworker Baraboo , Wisconsin

I'm sorry for you loss George. Best wishes for you and your family.

Georgette Young July 10, 2020

Pam co wor Prairie du sac , Wisconsin

Pam, so sorry to hear about George. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammi Alexander, Badger Honor Flight July 11, 2020

Acquaintance Madison , Wisconsin

The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, George Dent. We are thankful for his military service and so very sorry we were unable to take him on the trip to Washington, D.C. Our sincerest condolences.

Julie Gade July 11, 2020

Co-Worker Baraboo , Wisconsin

My sincere sympathy to your family...I worked with George at Perry Printing many years ago and I don't believe I ever saw him without a smile. His smile, his eyes and his laugh we're distinctly his and lit up any room he was in. Such a delightful soul, blessed to have known him.

Deb Lohrmann July 11, 2020

Friend of Steve and Crystal Algonquin , Illinois

I was sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you, Crystal, the kids and your family. I know he will be missed.

Daniel T Morrow July 11, 2020

Co worker Friendship,Wi. , Wisconsin

Dear George & Family so Sorry to hear About George Sr.passing. I worked with him @ Perry printing & Go Chunk casino. He was a really Great Guy always had a Big Smile on his face. Thoughts & Prayers to the Family. God Bless. DTM.

Eric and Jessie Opperman July 12, 2020

Family Friend. Jefferson City , Missouri

Dear George and Michelle, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. He always could make me laugh. He truly seemed like a big grown up kid. I'll never forget handing him the keys to my XR-7. He took me through town at about three times the speed limit, laughing the whole time! We know he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Take care of yourselves, Eric and Jess.