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Robert Butler (1929 - 2013)

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Butler, Robert L.

Robert Leo Butler, age 83, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Appleton Medical Center following a brief illness.

Bob was born December 10, 1929 in Outagamie County, Wisconsin son of the late Peter and Anna (Reiland) Butler. He was an Appleton West High School graduate and following his education Bob enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and served as a mechanic during the Korean Conflict. Robert was united in marriage on December 28, 1960 to Mardelle A. Bergsbacken at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. He was formerly employed with Pierce Manufacturing for over twenty years in the field service department and with Dalums Manufacturing in Waukesha for several years. Bob was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Charlie and the two Bob's band playing the guitar. He was an avid Packers fan, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, flying his plane, camping and traveling to Nevada.

Robert is lovingly survived by his wife, Marty of 52 years, four children, Shelly (Mike) Ertl, Appleton; Colleen (Peter) Bos, Kiel; Chris Butler, Freedom; Scott Butler and special friend Lu Ann, Darboy; 10 grandchildren, Sarah (Clint) Gressler, Steve Swick, Jamie Butler, Carrie Butler, Brett (Jamie) Butler, Sheena Butler, Krystal (Abi), Shane (Anna) Steffens, Jon and Robert Bos; 16 loving great-grandchildren, and a sister, Virginia Beyer.

Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Ann Vandenzen, a grandson, Owen Steffens, his parents, four brothers, Francis, Bill, Cyril and Johnny Butler, and three sisters, Dorothy, Florence and Jeanette.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 28, 2013 at St Joseph Catholic Church, 404 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton with the Rev. Jim Leary, OFM Cap., officiating. Full Military Honors will follow the service. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Mausoleum, Appleton. Robert's family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. A memorial fund is being established. Online condolences may be made at: www.valleyfh.com.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2013
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