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Robert Butterfield, 78

Feb 28, 2010

Winnebago — Robert Butterfield, age 78, of Winnebago, formerly of Hackensack died Feb. 17, 2010 at the United Hospital in Blue Earth. Memorial Services were held Feb. 22, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church in Delavan. The Rev. Todd Substad and the Rev. Duane Brown officiated. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Butterfield was born on Jan. 13, 1932, at Kansas City, Mo., and adopted by Raymond and Verlie (Gaede) Butterfield. His family moved from Burt, Iowa in 1937 to Delavan where he was educated at Delavan Public High School and graduated in 1949. He was united in marriage to Deloris Abbas on Jan. 22, 1950. Robert farmed in rural Delavan until 1990. After retirement Robert and Deloris moved to Hackensack. They resided in Hackensack until recently, when they moved back to the Winnebago area in January 2010. Robert was a board member and a past President of Delavan Farmers Elevator. Robert was also a member of the Longville Community Church in Longville. Robert enjoyed playing sports at Delavan Public High School, where he received All-Conference Honors in football. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, square dancing and gardening. He also loved to travel with his wife and family. Robert was very proud of his family and enjoyed sharing his love of fishing, hunting and handyman skills with all of them.

Robert is survived by his wife, Deloris, of Winnebago, formerly of Hackensack; daughters, Sharon (Donald) Hoffman, of Delavan, Lucinda (Steve) Mason, of Mankato, Joanne (Lyle) Hoffman, of Delavan, Patricia (Patrick) Pomplun, of Alexandria, Sara (Joseph) Nucci, of Gilbert, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Eunice (Harold) Risberg, Mona Abbas; many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Jett Essig; son-in-law, William Essig; and brother-in-law, Arnold Abbas Sr.