John "Butch" Grycza


John "Butch" Grycza of Liberty Center, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Butch was born on November 8, 1944 to John and Gladys (McCullough) Grycza in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1998 Butch married Mary Ritter of Liberty Center. They shared many beautiful years together.

Butch was a dedicated member of the Eagles. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, bird watching and going mushroom hunting every spring. The one thing Butch loved more than anything was his family. His favorite thing to do was spend time with family and friends, especially his beloved dog, Chubs. Butch was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

Butch is survived by his beloved wife, Mary and son, Todd (Donna) Worchuck. His sister Linda Stevens and brothers, Chuck (Connie) Grycza and Bill (Jenny) Grycza; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Tom Fifer and brother-in-law John (Linda) Ritter.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving daughter, Rachel Fifer; brother, Steven Grycza and sister, Brenda Orndorff. He is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Brad Stevens.

A private celebration of Butch's life will be set for a later date. Memorials in Butch's memory may be made to the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center or to the Henry County Humane Society. 

  Private Celebration of Life Service

A private celebration of Butch's life will be held at a later date.


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Connie and Jerry Lindhorst

Our deepest sympathies, Mary and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 Posted February 12, 2017 - 10:24pm
pat walter

So sorry for your loss Mary and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers,

 Posted February 12, 2017 - 9:14pm
Rich and Andi Kolbe

Mary and family we are sorry to hear of Butch's passing.Your family is in our thoughts

 Posted February 11, 2017 - 3:35pm
Rich and Andi Kolbe

Mary and family. We are sorry to hear of Butch's passing You are in our prayers

 Posted February 11, 2017 - 3:33pm
Denise Damron

Thank you Butch for all the milk shakes to brought me to work. I will always think of you when I get one. So sorry for your loss Mary.

 Posted February 11, 2017 - 10:40am
LaRena Callahan

Dear Mary and family,So sorry to hear of Butch's passing.neighbors Don and LaRena Callahan

 Posted February 10, 2017 - 6:17pm

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