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Mark Wallace Butterfield


Mark Wallace Butterfield, 55, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.

Mark was born on December 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, California to Howard and Dorothy (Buck) Butterfield.  He graduated from La Jolla High School and graduated from the San Diego Police Academy.  On August 4, 2001 he married Jennifer D. Green in San Diego.

Mark was a 20 year veteran of the San Diego Police Department.  He moved to the Michigan in 2008 to take the Executive Director position in the Gaming Commission at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek.  Mark enjoyed playing guitar when he was younger, helping with sports and working with his dogs. He also was avid in martial art for several years while on the police force in San Diego. Mark enjoyed volunteering with the cub scouts. His compassion and warmth were felt by anyone involved in his life. Mark's sense of humor and laugh were infectious.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer of Marshall; sons, Douglas (Natalie) Butterfield of Sacramento, California, Andrew Butterfield of San Diego, California, and Paul Butterfield of Marshall; and grand children Madison and Hunter.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Craig Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel, 723 US 27 North, Marshall with Reverend David Boedecker officiating. Family will gather with friends following the memorial service at the Kempf Funeral Home Reception Hall.  Memorial contributions in Mark's memory are requested to Paul Butterfield Educational Fund. Assistance with memorials is available at the Craig Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at www.kempffuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2014
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