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Hubert DeVere Butcher

Marshall

Hubert DeVere Butcher, age 91, died Thursday morning, November 14, 2013 at his home in the loving care of his family

Mr. Butcher was born in Lansing, Michigan to Jessie E. and Edna Pearl (Hudson) Butcher.  He had lived the majority of his life in the Lansing area working for Abrams Instrument Company, the company the produced several parts that were used on the Moon Lunar Rover.  He had also owned and operated the Wolverine Television Company in Lansing.

In 1971, he moved to the Marshall area and had worked for the Battle Creek Equipment Company as Director of Purchasing.  He retired in 1984.  Other employment in Marshall included Progressive Dynamics

In 1941, he married the former Marian L. Winn in Lansing.  She preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Butcher was a member of the S.M.A.R.S. ham radio club and held it highest rating for contacting the most countries and location in the world.  He was an avid radio operator of 45 years.   He also enjoyed building and repairing computers. Another favorite pastime of Mr. Butcher's was building and flying model airplanes.  He was a member of the Balsa Bee's Model Aircraft Flying Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Janet (Bob Wascha) DeFord of Lansing; a son, Alan D. (Jane) Butcher of Greer, SC; grandchildren, Daniel Butcher, James Butcher, Michael Tulip and Patrick Tulip; 5 great grandchildren; a special friend, Maxine Hoxie; and several close friends, Dr. Kenneth Kobes, Everett Boates and Shelley Sinclair.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 1p.m.to 3p.m.and 5p.m.to 7 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall.  A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions are to the Oaklawn Hospice.

To leave a personal message and sign the online guest book, please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com...



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 16, 2013
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