The Free Press, Mankato, MN

News Ticker

Obituaries

March 31, 2013

Joseph 'Joe' Butler

—   Joseph Boyle "Joe" Butler, age 63, lifelong Mankato resident, died Friday, March 29, 2013 on his birthday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after a brief hospitalization.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato.  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the start of the service at the church. Mankato Mortuary assisted the family with the arrangements.

  Joseph Boyle Butler was born on March 29, 1950 in Mankato to Charles Jr. and Elizabeth (Clements) Butler. He was raised in Mankato and graduated from Mankato High School in 1969. Joseph graduated from Mankato State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1974.

  Despite his handicap (Joe would fiercely deny being confined to a wheel chair all of his life constituted a handicap), Joseph worked at Clements Auto for many years.

  He enjoyed family gatherings. He was a favorite uncle of all the nieces and nephews, giving them rides on his wheel chair and playing games with them.  He especially enjoyed driving his automobiles, touring the countryside, and playing computer games.

  Joe is survived by his brothers, Charles C. (Marie) Butler of Mankato, R. Lanse (Linda) Butler of Fort Myers, FL, and David G. Butler of Madison Lake; sister-in-law, Tonhae "Soonie" Butler of Minneapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

  Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis B., Paul D., and Mark G.; sister, Marie L.; and niece, Christine (Tina).

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Dr. Richard Meyer.JPG Dr. Richard Hollister Meyer

      Dr. Richard Hollister Meyer, 84, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenneth Roy Tupa

      Kenneth Roy Tupa, 64, of Brownton, MN on 4/18/14.

    April 23, 2014

  • Dolores Wagner-o.jpg Dolores Mary Wagner

      Dolores Mary Wagner, age 88 of Mankato, was found deceased in her home on April 20, 2014.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Ann Lorge 042314 - O.tif Karen Ann Lorge

      Karen Ann Lorge, 60, of Mankato, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rita Ann (Gaul) Severns

      Rita Ann (Gaul) Severns of North Mankato and formerly of St. Peter, died Sunday April 20, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.

    April 23, 2014

  • Frances "Frani" Anderson

      Frances "Frani" Anderson, age 68, of Waseca, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home of Waseca.

    April 23, 2014

  • Shirley Sizer

      Shirley Sizer, age 82, of St. James died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

    April 23, 2014

  • Beverly J. Boys

    Beverly J. Boys
     Anyone bringing food can deliver it to the Le Center Legion Club between 9-12 on Thursday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Raymond Bowers 042314 - O.jpg Raymond (Ray) Bowers

      Raymond (Ray) Bowers, age 90, of Madelia, Minnesota died on April 18, 2014, at his home in Madelia, Minnesota.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Linda Carol McGraw-Ellesmere

     Linda Carol McGraw-Ellesmere, age 68, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato.

    April 23, 2014