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Richard J. Butler, 86

May 21, 2021

Winnebago – Richard “Dick” Butler, age 86 of Winnebago, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth after a short illness.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth with Rev. Russ Jacobsen officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Rosehill Cemetery in Winnebago.

Richard James was born on Feb. 10, 1935, in Winnebago to Burton and Tressa (Miller) Butler. He attended Delavan High School and graduated in 1954. Dick worked as a farmer in the Winnebago/ Delavan area for many years before working as a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking trips to Wyoming to pursue both. Dick also enjoyed watching Minnesota sports, especially the Gophers and Twins. He was an avid reader, especially a good western. Dick thought the world of his many nieces and nephews and treated them like his own children.

Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Lorraine (Pierre) Willette, of Blue Earth, Donna Blair, of Austin, and Joyce Scofield, of Winnebago; and many nieces and nephews.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold; sister, Janice Federline; infant niece, Amy Blair; long-time companion, Betty Engelby; and brothers-in-law, Marlon Blair, Richard Scofield, and James Federline.