Klemp Brothers Service Station and John Klemp grocery

With the arrival of the automobile on the scene, Butte des Morts needed a business to service automobiles.

Klemp Brothers Service Station and John Klemp grocery

The Klemp brothers opened a service station in the 1930s. When a new service station was built by the Klemps on Highway 110 about ¼ mile east, John Klemp opened a grocery store in the building with a meat counter and walk-in cooler. The community post office was located there as well. In the 1950s the U.S. Postal Service objected to the post office being located in the store, so the building was converted exclusively to a post office. The Butte des Morts Lions Club was founded in the late 1970s and held its meetings in a storage room in the building. The Lions ultimately purchased the building and when a new post office was built, the Lions occupied the whole building and it became the Lions clubhouse and a building for the community to use for events and meetings.

The Butte des Morts Historical Preservation Society was started in 2014 by Joe and Patti Yana from Butte des Morts, and Randy Domer from Oshkosh.

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate materials and information relating to the rich history of Butte des Morts, Wisconsin, which began in 1818 as a fur trading post founded by Augustin Grignon.

Butte des Morts Historical Preservation Society

Board Members

Joe Yana, President
Deb Daubert, Vice President
Patti Yana, Secretary/Treasurer
Randy Domer
Janet Eiler
George Kontos
Tom Kontos
Amanda Wilson
Vicki Wilson

P.O. Box 332
     Butte des Morts, WI 54927

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