John R. Butler

November 26, 1937 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


John R Butler 85 of St Joseph passed away on Friday, September 1,2023 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

John was born November 26, 1937 in Chicago, the son of William and Rose Butler.

John married Diane (Cullinan) on June 11, 1977 in Chicago.  They were married 46 years. They have two children together, Scott Butler and Sindy (Jason) Henry.  John was blessed with five grandchildren, Savana Butler, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Brayden and Tyler Henry

John is survived by his wife Diane, two children Scott Butler and Sindy (Jason) Henry.  Five grandchildren, Savana, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Brayden and Tyler,  three brothers Carl (Marge) Butler, Jim Butler and Larry (Mary) Butler, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Janet, Linnea and Diana and his brother Bill.

John grew up in Chicago.  He often told stories about his childhood.  His fondest memory was working at his dads gas station with his family. He loved working with his dad, uncle and his brothers. 

John was a Jack of all trades.  He did about everything a person could do in a lifetime.  No matter what his job was he always found joy in what he was doing. 

After John retired you would find him fiddling around in his garage.  He enjoyed woodworking and made several napkin holders for his family.  John could fix just about anything.  His grandkids knew if something was broke that Papa could fix it. 

John loved his family dearly.  He would do anything for anyone.  John loved watching movies with his wife Diane.  He also enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports.  He was so proud of all of his grandkids. 

John was an incredibly loving, easy going, and caring man.  He was goofy and was always making funny faces.  He will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney.  Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

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September 16, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877


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