Butterfield, Ned Larry age 81 of Orono, born 3-21-1931 and passed away April 20, 2012. Survived by wife, Lorna Lee Maxwell Butterfield; children, Todd Maxwell Butterfield, Terry Butterfield Clark and Amy Butterfield Mullen; brother, Loren Butterfield; five grandchildren, Brooks Butterfield, Mackenzie Clark, Molly Wilson, Maxwell Clark and Jessie Rae Mullen and his precious great-grandchild, two year old Owen Wilson. Ned graduated from Michigan State University with a horticulture and floriculture degree. He served two years in the U.S. Navy. When he was discharged, his entire life was dedicated to planting and growing flowers and vegetables. He and his family enjoyed decorating the Nicollet Mall for 35 years. He owned Butterfield Flowers, two wreath factories, Keystone Evergreen in Cornell, WI and the Flower Farm in Delano. In his early years, he was President of the North Central Florist Association which decorated the horticulture building at the Minnesota State Fair. He was on the board of Teleflora and F.T.D. He gave many internships to floral students at Hennepin Technical College. Ned was also a member of Wayzata Rotary and did an International Rotary exchange with his son Todd and Hans, a Swedish Rotary member from Soderhamn, Sweden. His favorite activities were fishing in Canada and traveling to the Virgin Islands 33 times. Special thanks to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home for their wonderful care of Ned. Memorial service 2 PM Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 6th Ave. N., Long Lake. Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home in St. Paul or Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Lake. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 www.davidleefuneralhome.com
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Published in Star Tribune from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2012