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Virginia "Ginnie" Butzlaff
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“I have been thinking of your Mom alot lately and am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ramona (Estevez) Gunderson - MI

“Lisa and Michael - I am so sorry for your loss. I know you all will miss her. Your Mom was a sweet soul and always kind to me. Icherish your...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Christina Rohr - Charlotte, NC

“Michael, Lisa and Family,Staci, and I are so sorry for your loss. We became good friends when she taught Staci tap over 20 years ago. She was always...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Pearce - Commerce Twp, MI

“Michel and Lisa,We are very saddened by the news of Ginnie's passing.She will be truly missed and will always be remembered.Please accept our sincere...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Anne-Marie Graham - Montreal

“So sorry for your loss. Many fun and wonderful memories with the Seaway Strutters. She made it all fun from the competitions to the inspections and...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tina Pawloski - ALLEN PARK, MI

“I have so many fond memories of Ginnie and the Seaway Strutters from years ago. She was a wonderful corps director, teacher and friend. Sending...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Yaremych - St. Charles, IL

“Will miss your happy stories on Secret Society gaming. Sending much love from England ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Julia Aves - London

“I became acquainted with Ginnie through a game we played and through the Amazon discussion boards. She always spoke with such love of her family. I...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Makhluk Asing - Friend

“We were so sorry to hear that Ginnie passed. She was such a caring person and we enjoyed our time with her when she visited us in Mexico and we...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry/Dennis Bixler - Brighton, MI

“Please accept my most sincerest condolences concerning Ginnie's passing. May peace and comfort surround all of her family and friends at this time....Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kathryn Elder - Acquaintance

“I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of becoming friends with Ginnie via a game we played. She spoke highly of her family every time I...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Reagan - La Porte, TX

“Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending hugs and hope for peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Aunt Jackie and Aunt Nancy Marrone-Butzu - MI

“I will miss our long talks. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Schmauch - Tallahassee, FL


Virginia "Ginnie" was born on May 28, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan and died on November 24, 2018 at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn at the age of 72; she was of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick". Cherished mom and grandma of Michel (Jeana) Butzlaff and their children Gideon, Autumn, Gabby and Dominic and of Lisa Butzlaff (Silvia Enea) and their son Jacob and to her granddog Bruno. Dearest sister of David, Sr. (Sharon) Ryder. Also survived by her sister-in-law Evy Ryder as well as many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Charles A. and Marie F. (nee: Goble) Ryder and one brother Robert Ryder. Virginia graduated from Allen Park High School in 1964 and earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan. She loved teaching dance and retired from the American Dance Academy. Her family and grandchildren were her love in life and she enjoyed traveling, football, sewing, and playing card games. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 1; please refer to Service Information tab for time and location. Memorial contributions to honor Virginia's life may be made as the donor chooses.