Maurice J. "Butch" Sabbe

1938 - 2019

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Maurice "Butch" J. Sabbe, 80, of Findlay, passed away at the Heritage in Findlay on Thursday, April 25, 2019. He was born in Hoytville, OH on June 5, 1938 to the late Maurice J. and Margaret (Rossell) Sabbe. On December 14, 1957, he married Esther A Cole, and she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Linda (Mark) Wolford of Findlay; his son, Todd (Jackie) Sabbe of Arlington; his grandchildren: Jessica (Rick) Stoner, Amanda Wolford, and Tyson Sabbe; and his great-grandchildren: Mckenna Stoner and Liesl Stoner. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph P. (Carol, dec'd) Sabbe; and his sister, Josephine M Sabbe. Butch was a member of Arlington United Methodist Church, as well as the American Motorcycle Association and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He was the first Ohio State Director for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. After attending his first Wing Ding in Scottsdale, AZ, he and a coworker established Gold Wing Riders Chapter A, Ohio, Findlay. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Pastor Mark Gregory and Pastor Harry Scott will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, April 29th 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, April 30th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Esther Linda Todd
Date :Friday, April 26th 2019
From : Anita Worstine
So very sorry to hear of your loss..

To : Esther Linda and Todd
Date :Friday, April 26th 2019
From : Eddie and Faye
So sorry to hear about Butch. We remember all the good times we had - memories that will last forever. Will try to get down to see you sometime this summer.

To : Esther Linda Mark Todd Jackie and Family
Date :Friday, April 26th 2019
From : Ray and Shirley
Your Husband, Dad, Granddad was a fun, loving, kind Man. He will be missed greatly. He had a great sense of humor. He enriched all lives he touched. Remember all the happy memories you have made. I will. Ray and Shirley

To : Esther
Date :Friday, April 26th 2019
From : Vicki and George Roe Liep
Im so sorry to hear this. He was a great friend. And love to ride with the group.
May God be with you
Your friends
Vicki Roe and George Liep

To : EstherLindaTodd and your families
Date :Saturday, April 27th 2019
From : Pam Gillen Young
Esther, Linda ,Todd and families,
Words can not express how sorry I am to hear of Butch’s passing. I will never forget the embrace of love your family gave me during my (and Linda’s) senior year and opening your home to me. I deeply regret how we have lost touch but will never forget any of the wonderful times I had with you all.
I wish I was living closer to pay my respects to this wonderful, funny and loving man and his family.
Please know that the Gillen family is thinking and praying for you all. Love Pam Gillen-Young

To : Esther
Date :Saturday, April 27th 2019
From : Reva Withrow Shilmover
So sorry for your loss. Butch was a very good friend of my brother DeWayne. DeWayne is presently in Arizona and will not return in time for the service.....I know he would be there if he could.

To : Linda Wolford
Date :Saturday, April 27th 2019
From : Lynda Gallant
Linda, sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father.

To : Esther Cole and Family
Date :Saturday, April 27th 2019
From : Elaine Finnell
Esther thing of you and our prayers are with you and your family during this hard time.
Elaine and son Jon

To : EstherLindaTodd
Date :Sunday, April 28th 2019
From : Cindy Main Diller
So very sorry to read of Butch’s passing. I am presently out of state so unable to give you a hug of comfort so please feel my prayers of comfort for you at this time

To : Esther Linda and the rest of the family
Date :Sunday, April 28th 2019
From : Linda Wise
I'm so sorry to hear of Butch's passing! My condolences. Butch was a special person and I'lll never forget the good times David and I experienced with you guys and Chapter A! I'm sorry that I will miss the services. I'm sending my love and prayers!

To : The Family of Butch Sabbe
Date :Sunday, April 28th 2019
From : Sandy Howard Abbott Harmon
Sending prayers of comfort and peace to the family. With fond memories of our days working at Dow Joliet and the many weekend trips home to Findlay. ...Sandy Harmon

To : EstherLinda and the rest of the family
Date :Monday, April 29th 2019
From : Bryan Eidt
Hello linda and esther and the rest of the family. My mother is felicia Eidt and grandparents are Theodore Eidt and Angela Eidt. Im thinking of you guys every day. I known butch since i was a young kid in chapter A. My prayers are with you all.

To : Esther Linda and Todd
Date :Tuesday, April 30th 2019
From : Paul Kim Inniger
So sorry to hear of Butch's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God's strength and peace sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.

To : Todd Esther Linda and family
Date :Wednesday, May 1st 2019
From : Judy Brown
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just know that anyone that ever met Butch will never forget him.

To : Ester
Date :Tuesday, December 10th 2019
From : Bill Leila
Ester, I realize that it's been several months since Butch's passing. We wanted to give you, and your family, some time to grieve and remember. What a shock it was to hear of his passing. We know that he had been suffering, but now he's at peace. He was like a brother to me for many years. We spent many hours, days and years together. Times that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. God blessed me the day that I met Butch. My life was changed forever. He taught me so many things that I will be so ever grateful for. His friendship was priceless. Esther, I loved Butch like a brother and he left a huge hole in my heart. God Bless you and your family.