Feb. 24, 1916-June 14, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Henry R. Butler, 95, of Topeka, Kansas, died Tuesday (June 14, 2011).
He was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Schuyler County, Missouri, to Walter Thomas "Tom" and Alwidla Bell "Allie Harmon Butler.
He married Pauline Walters on Aug. 27, 1939, and they had three sons. She preceded him in death on May 27, 1971. He later married Venice Owens on Aug. 30, 1972. She preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2001.
He lived in Gering, Nebraska and Casper, Wyoming. He worked at Pacific Fruit and Produce Company until retiring in 1978. After retirement, he moved to Palisade, Nebraska and then to Topeka, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by both wives; his parents; brothers, George, Merle, Walter Jr. and Perley Butler; sisters, Gertie Hill, Mary Hamilton, Neita Magorian, Wilma Sitzman; and step-brothers, Charles, Harry and James Butler.
Survivors include his sons, Ronald and wife, Carol Butler of Topeka, Thomas and wife, Jane Butler of Casper and James and wife, Kim Butler of Chamberlain, South Dakota; three step-daughters, Carol and husband, Ron Butler of Topeka, Patty and husband, Dean Eikenberry of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Linda and husband Claud Trosclair of Warr Acres, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Monday at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Graveside side services were today at Culbertson Cemetery. Herrmann Funeral Home hosted local visitation today.
Memorials may made to Meals on Wheels or Grace Hospice in care of the Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608. Condolences may be left online at www.davidsonfuneral.com.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.