Rashelle "Shelle" (Smith) Butschek

December 11, 1968November 5, 2018

Rashelle "Shelle" (Smith) Butschek of New Braunfels, Texas went to be with the Lord Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 49. She was born at the Armed Forces Hospital in Landstuhl Germany on December 11, 1968 to David and Shirley Smith. Shelle grew up in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Port Neches-Groves High school. She later attended and graduated from Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing. Soon after, she met and married Kevin Butschek on June 5, 1993 in Groves, Texas. Shelle was proud to be a wife and loved being a mom to their three children, Svitlana, Nikolas, and Kateryna. Shelle is survived by her parents, David and Shirley Smith of Canyon Lake; her loving husband of 25 years, Kevin Butschek; children, Svitlana, Nikolas, and Kateryna of New Braunfels; brother, Troy Smith and wife Claudia, and their children Weston and Greyson of Cypress, TX. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ivan and Lois Smith, and Harry and Elizabeth Heidt; uncles, Jerry Heidt, Wayne Stroh, and Earl Novotny, and Aunt Diana Heidt. Public Visitation will be held at Zoeller Funeral Home Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, with the Rosary recited at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10: 00 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at 12:00 pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission of Divine Mercy, 1531 Indian Chief Trail, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133.


  • Kevin Butschek, Pallbearer
  • Nikolas Butschek, Pallbearer
  • Troy Smith, Pallbearer
  • Ray Smith, Pallbearer
  • Dave Smith, Pallbearer
  • Michael Butschek, Pallbearer


  • Public Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Entombment Friday, November 9, 2018

Rashelle "Shelle" (Smith) Butschek

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Laurie Wehring

November 9, 2018

I met Shelle when she went through the Leadership New Braunfels program. She was a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences to your family.

Beverly and Wayne Hand

November 8, 2018

We are so heartbroken for you. Shelle was such a special lady. She once told me how lucky she and Kevin were to have each other but knew they had room for a bigger family. Shelle had so much love for her family. I hope Kevin and her beautiful children will find some peace in knowing how loved they are.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Beverly and Wayne Hand

Judi Barnes

November 8, 2018

Sending love and hugs to all as we mourn Shelle’s passing . May the Lord provide strength and comfort today, tomorrow and in the days ahead. Praying you find peace in the outpouring of love from family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss! Jay and Judi and Lindsey too

Bonnie and Steve and family Sasser

November 7, 2018

Our hearts are broken for you all!! Please accept our condolences and prayers for that beautiful little girl who was a part of our lives and will always be a precious memory to us!! That prissy little girl that was so precious ...she didn’t want anyone to use her crayons or coloring book because they broke the crayons and colored out of lines ( I chuckle every time I think of that) and the last time I saw her...her and Kevin were walking down Beldon holding hands and you could feel and see the love 💕 as they went to see her grandparents!! I was so happy for her!! Love you all and pray for comfort!! Bonnie