Harold B. “Butch” Field, age 71, went home to be with our Lord on May 23, 2012 after a brave and courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born March 6, 1941, in Madison, WI, to the late Harold and Ida (Lohrbach) Field. He attended St. Bernard Catholic grade school, Middleton and Middleton High School. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Navy, during Vietnam, and was stationed onboard an ocean going minesweeper called the USS Persistent (MSO-491), that was home ported out of Long Beach, CA. Upon exiting the service, he began a lifelong career in the sales profession, and was involved in numerous enterprises before specializing in mobile homes. Harold eventually owned and operated his own business and was honored with many awards.
He was a member of VFW Post #1260 and attended St. Olaf Catholic Church.
Harold is survived by his children, Greg Field of Atlanta, GA, Debra (Edward) Dubuc of Sun Prairie, WI, Forrest Field II of Clintonville, WI and Tianna Field of Shawano, WI; five grandchildren, Jacob Dowden, Jessica, Jennifer, David and Sarah Dubuc; one great-grandson Bryan Dubuc; his former wives, Pauline (Robert) Fergerson and Beth (Taylor) Teller and two sisters, Dorothy Karls and Mary Jane (Lawrence) Ringelstetter both of Deforest, WI. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many close friends.
He was greeted in heaven by his parents; daughter, Becky Field; an infant son, Forrest Field I and brother-in-law, Stanley Karls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson St. Deforest, WI, with Father Robert Butz officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. Inurnment will be at St. Olaf Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
We would like to send out special thanks to all of the staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital for the exceptional care they provided Harold over the past 11 years, Madison Veterans Association “Badger Honor Flight” for making his dream come true, the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their loving support and Father Robert Butz for his many visits and prayers.
Memorials may be made to Badger Honor Flight, Inc. PO Box 258066, Madison, WI 53725 or Agrace HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway Madison, WI 53711.