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Larry Butler

August 29, 1944 ~ September 9, 2019 (age 75)

Larry Butler, age 75, of El Paso Township, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at his home.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley.

Funeral service will be on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Keehr Funeral Home.  A luncheon will follow at the Spring Valley Community Center.

Burial will be in St Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, El Paso, Wisconsin.

Larry H. Butler, 75, died September 9, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends.  Son of N. Harold and June (Schmidt) Butler.  Larry grew up and graduated from Aitkin, MN before moving with his parents and sister Bonnie to Ellsworth, WI to start the V (for variety) department store.  June 8, 1968 he married Rita (Helmer) Butler, originally from Beldenville, WI and started the Ellsworth branch of the Sears catalog store until in closed in 1993.  Larry was active with his First Presbyterian church family in Ellsworth, Lions Club, and camping and fishing for “sunnies and crappies” with Rita and his two children Holly and Aaron.  Even though Larry enjoyed serving his community through Lions projects like Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lion’s camp in Rosholt, WI, collecting used eyeglasses, sponsoring kids fishing day at Nugget Lake Park, was Lions District Governor, Lions Foundation board member, his favorite past time was simply hanging out with his family.

Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years Rita, mother June, daughter Holly (Mike Girdeen), son Aaron (aka. Garth) (Daralynn), grandsons Adam Girdeen, Matthew Girdeen, Charles Girdeen, Benjamin Girdeen, and Dylan Butler, brother-in-law Mike Kurschner.  He is preceded in death by his father N. Harold Butler, sister Bonnie (Butler) Kurschner, nephew Danny Kurschner and grandparents.

Visitation is Thursday, September 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley.  Funeral service will be on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Keehr Funeral Home.  A luncheon will follow at the Spring Valley Community Center.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, El Paso Township, Wisconsin.

Memorials are preferred to the Lions Leader Dog Program (www.leaderdog.org)

 

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