The Free Press, Mankato, MN


March 19, 2013

Richard "Butch" Dufault

  Richard "Butch" Dufault, age 71, of Waseca died on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

 Born on January 10, 1942, in Crookston, Minnesota, he was the son of Joseph and Anna ( Regeimbal ) Dufault.  He graduated from Oklee High School in 1960 and St. Johns University in 1964 with a degree in music education.  He married Marilyn Bakke on December 26, 1964, in Oklee, Minnesota.  Butch taught for three years in Jeffers and eight years in Sherburn before moving to Waseca in 1975.  There he taught band for 19 years before retiring in 1994.  In his retirement he was active as a music clinician and judge.  Butch was highly committed to his family and church, Christ the King Lutheran Church.   

 He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Waseca; five children, Todd Dufault of Waseca, Zoe (Tim) Robson of Ankeny, IA, Monte (Leslie) Dufault, Barry (Stacey) Dufault, and Jared (Stacy) Dufault all of Waseca; and 16 grandchildren.  He is also survived by siblings, Jerome (Jane) Dufault of Grand Forks, ND, Irene (Vince) Cahill of Burnsville, Larry (Mary Lou) Dufault of New London, NH, and Eleanor (Lance) Dufault of Northfield; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Margaret Miller and Bette Brutger.

 Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 3-8 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waseca.

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Christ Community Church in Waseca with Rev. Cary Larson officiating. Burial will be in Woodville Cemetery in Waseca. Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca is handling arrangements.


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