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Mrs. Avis M. Butler, 87

Mar 7, 2009

Winnebago — Mrs. Avis Marie Butler, age 87, of Winnebago, died Feb. 27, 2009, at the United Hospital in Blue Earth. Graveside services were held March 4, 2009, at Rosehill Cemetery, rural Winnebago. Rev. William C. Bidwell officiated. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 3, 1922, at Winnebago, the daughter of Homer and Rose (Niord) Parsons.

Avis was a graduate of Winnebago High School in 1940. On July 14, 1940, she married Eldon G. Butler. They lived in Winnebago where they owned the Sinclair Gas Station for 25 years. Avis also worked for Ka-Winn in Winnebago. After retiring they moved to Hackensack in 1985 and returned to Winnebago in 2004.

Avis is survived by her husband, Eldon Butler of Winnebago, her sons, Chuck (Rita) Butler of Burnsville, Roger (Sue) Butler of Zimmerman, her daughter-in-law, Joann Butler of Switzerland, Fla., seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Myron ‘Mike,’ two brothers, Melvin and Lloyd, and two sisters, Nellie and Beth.