Edwin Butts

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EDWIN CARL BUTTS, 87 LANARK - Edwin Carl Butts, 87, of Lanark passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in his home. He was born on July 8, 1926, in Loran, a son of Paul and Delma (Palmer) Butts. He served with the Navy Seabees in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. Ed was a lifetime member of both the Savanna VFW and the Lanark American Legion. He married Barbara Smith on Sept. 21, 1950. He was a retired Lanark carpenter and enjoyed refinishing antiques and was an avid fisherman. Ed was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence Butts of Bloomington and Bradley Butts of Lanark; two grandchildren, Justin Michael Butts and Jody Matthews Butts of Bloomington; two brothers, Paul (Mabel) Butts of TN and Verle (Sharon) Butts of Freeport; and a sister-in-law, Betty(Arvil) Devore of Freeport. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife in 2005; and two brothers, Kenneth Butts and Ellis Butts. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanark, with Pastor Philip Mathai officiating. Burial will be in the Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. A memorial has been established in his memory. Private condolences and online guestbook may be signed at www.schwarzfh.com.
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Russell-Frank Funeral Home
111 N High St
Lanark, IL 61046
(815) 493-6363
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2013
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