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Richard Butler

June 12, 1937 -
January 9, 2018

Richard Butler, 80 of Champaign passed away at 5:36pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born June 12, 1937 in Rankin, the son of James and Maude Butler. He attended Champaign High School. He married Leona Vaughn on January 5, 1957 at St. John’s Lutheran Church …read more

Richard Butler, 80 of Champaign passed away at 5:36pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born June 12, 1937 in Rankin, the son of James and Maude Butler. He attended Champaign High School. He married Leona Vaughn on January 5, 1957 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Champaign.

He was the beloved husband to Leona Butler; loving father of Deborah Zeritis (Angelo), grandfather to Zachary Selogie and step grandfather to Nick O’Connor, Andrea Zeritis, and Lindsey Zeritis.

Dick is survived by his wife Leona, sisters- Jean Wheeler, Colleen Butler, Linda Butler-McCoy and Patty Luhrsen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Jack and James Jr., and sister Helen.

For the last 60 years he has owned and operated Dick Butler Roofing Company in the Champaign-Urbana area. His nephew Brad Passalacqua joined him in business 25 years ago. The family business will continue unchanged.

He cherished his family and friends. Dick also enjoyed sharing his memories by telling stories, making everyone smile. He had a heart of gold and was always the first to help anyone in need.
Dick and Leona lived at Lake Mattoon for many years, where they enjoyed boating and cookouts with friends. They wintered in Sarasota, Florida for the past 25 years.

He was a life member of C-U Elks 2497 and visited the Elks in Sarasota. He also enjoyed time spent at the American Legion in Urbana and Neoga.

Dick Butler will never be forgotten by his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4pm -7pm Friday, January 12, 2018, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.

Funeral services will be at 10am Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Pastor Jeff Caithamer will officiate.

All friends and family are invited to attend.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please make a donation in Dick Butler’s name to Carle Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

Time: 04:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

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