Robert H. Butterfield, 66, of North Platte, received his angel wings on Nov. 11, 2012, in Lincoln.
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He was born on Feb. 28, 1946, in Franklin, to Harold and Maurine (Tecker) Butterfield. Bob grew up in Hastings, graduating from Hastings High School in 1965. He attended Lamar Jr. College and later joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served in Vietnam from 1967-69 at which time he fought in the Khe Sanh during the Tet offensive. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1976.
He married Barbara Thompson on Nov. 18, 1972, in North Platte. To this union two sons, Brian and Bradley, were born.
Bob worked for Simon's Construction in North Platte until 1990. He later followed his love for gardening working at Huebner's, Earl May and lastly at Garden Glove. He enjoyed coaching his sons and many others in various sports. He loved watching his grandchildren play basketball, baseball and football.
Bob loved his pond, spending many summer hours expanding it and showing it off to whoever wanted to see it.
Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Brian (Christina) Butterfield and Bradley (Misty) Butterfield; grandchildren, Bryce, Carter, Jaxon and Kamryn Butterfield and Jayden Shannon, all of North Platte; brother, Tim Butterfield (Kathy Smith), of Omaha; mother-in-law, Grace Schutte, of North Platte; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Cheryl) Thompson, Rich (Mardell) Thompson, Tim (Tracy) Thompson, all of North Platte; special friends, Joe Vogel of Ruskin, Fla., and Ben Klozenbutcher, of Waverly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Maurine Butterfield; grandparents, Allen and Louise Butterfield and Harry and Elsie Tecker; and father-in-law, Walter Thompson.
Memorials are suggested to the Babe Ruth Youth Baseball in North Platte.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 402 Baytree Ave. Inurnment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, with military honors graveside. Bob's family requests you wear casual dress at the service.
Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.
Published in North Platte Telegraph from November 14 to November 15, 2012