Norma Butcher (1926 - 2015)

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WAPAKONETA — Norma E. Butcher, 89, of Wapakoneta, died 3:35 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Auglaize Acres.

She was born July 5, 1926, in Maria Stein, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Priscilla (Bertke) Huelskamp. On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Dean R. Butcher, and he died May 20, 1980.

Survivors include four children, David (Patty) Butcher, Botkins, Don (Connie) Butcher, Wapakoneta, Dennis (Diana) Butcher, Wapakoneta, and Donna S. Dietz, Botkins; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; siblings, Paul (Jill) Huelskamp, Troy, Ohio, Tom (Susie) Huelskamp, Margaret Rosengarten, and Rita Schulze, all of Wapakoneta, and Joan (Dave) Baum, Lima; a brother-in-law, Norman Butcher, Columbus Grove, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Carol Huelskamp, Sidney, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel Butcher; two grandsons, Josh Butcher and Michael Butcher; a son-in-law, William Dietz; siblings and spouses, Judy (Ed) Young and Eugene Huelskamp, and two infants. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Kenneth Krites, Lee Schulze, and Ray Rosegarten.

A homemaker, Norma also was a farmer. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg, and its Ladies Sodality. She was also a member of the former Home Demonstration Club. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and woodworking.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Memory Unit of Auglaize Acres for the excellent care Norma received while she resided there.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday. Sept. 11, 2015, at St. John Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. John Cemetery, Fryburg.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:45 a.m. Friday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Memory Unit at Auglaize Acres.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2015