Retired judge Butzbaugh dies at 79

Judge Al Butzbaugh is pictured in 2008 at the Berrien County Courthouse. The former Berrien County Trial Court chief judge died on Saturday. 

ST. JOSEPH — Alfred Butzbaugh, who spent nearly a decade as a Berrien County Trial Court judge and several decades as an attorney, died Saturday in Fitchburg, Wis.

He was 79 years old.