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Roger Leo Butler

June 30, 1939 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Roger Butler Obituary

Roger Leo Butler, age 84, of Rockport, IL passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024, at his home in Rockport. He was born June 30, 1939, in Detroit, IL to Leo R. and Mary G. Daniels Butler. Roger married Helen Carol Ward on September 15, 1964, in Pittsfield, IL and she preceded him in death April 11, 2022.

Roger grew up in the Detroit area and was a 1957 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Roger was an over-the-road Teamster truckdriver for Roadway, retiring after 33 years. He notably had over 3 million accident-free miles while driving. Roger enjoyed squirrel and pheasant hunting and took special delight in mushroom hunting. Each year he took a weeks’ vacation to come home with his family for mushroom season. He loved spending time with his soulmate, Carol eating fish on Friday nights, sitting at the river watching eagles and barges, and traveling throughout the country, often heading west or south. He was a hard-headed man who was set in his ways but would do anything for his family whom he loved very much.

Roger is survived by children, Gary (Shelly) Butler, John Butler, Shauna Wynn, Roger ‘Lynn’ Butler, and Thomas ‘Tom’ Edward Butler; twelve grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; brothers, Allen Lozelle Butler and Tracy Butler; sister, Mona Seyl; and daughter-in-law, Angie Butler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Butler; wife of 57 years, Carol Butler; son, Tim Butler; granddaughter, Jessica Butler; brothers, Gary Butler and Konrad (Janet) Butler; sisters, Marcia Baughman and Tab Frey; and sister-in-law, Vicki Butler.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 5, 2024, at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with visitation held prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Samuel Taylor Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Niebur Funeral Homes
530 W. Adams St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363

Funeral Service
Friday
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Niebur Funeral Homes
530 W. Adams St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363

Donations

Samuel Taylor Cemetery

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