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BUTLER, JR., FRANK "SKIP", died Dec. 11, 2012. Skip was born Nov. 18, 1950 to Frank and Eileen (nee Nelson) Butler in Mesa, AZ. Skip graduated from the University of South Florida at Tampa with a degree in physical geography and social sciences. Skip was employed by Wisconsin Paper for 18 years as a Senior Territory Sales Manager and most recently with the American Tissue Corporation. Skip married Patty (nee Wixted) in November 1989. He shared nearly 20 years of happiness with Patty until her death July 14, 2009. Skip lived all over the country, from Texas to Wisconsin, but made his permanent home in the Orlando area. Skip enjoyed surfing, flying and traveling throughout the states and Europe with his wife. Skip and
Patty were animal lovers and cared deeply for their dog, Jaxie and cat, Sylvester. In addition to his wife, Skip was preceded in death by his father in June 1990 and his mother in June 1998. Skip is survived by his second cousins, Jerry (Cari) Judson of Minnesota, Jennifer (Roy) Schumacher of Illinois and Jeff (Carol) Judson of Illinois. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Matthew (Marette) Wixted, his sister-in-law, Christine Aldrich and his good and faithful friends, Rick
Elbracht, Gene and Carol Pickler, Alice Moulton, DeAnn Schanze and Howard Blackman. There is no service. To honor Skip, a monument bench will be placed at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Haven, FL. Arrangements were handled by Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, Sanford, FL
(407-322-5212). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Central Florida, 2800 County Home Rd., Sanford, FL or the for Breast and Colon Cancer Research, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 3, 2013
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