Doyle Dee Butler, 86, Syracuse, joined his beloved wife, Jo, at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8. He passed away at his daughter's home in Nashville, Indiana.
He was born April 13, 1931, in Lacona, Iowa, to Kenneth John and Flossie (Williams) Butler. He graduated in 1948 from Lacona High School.
He was married Oct. 4, 1969, in Syracuse, to Josephine H. "Jo" (Hartshorne) Dieterly, who preceded him in death Aug. 4, 2017.
He was a former Dean's Milk distributor for many years, worked at Sroufe Manufacturing in Ligonier and Commodore Homes in Syracuse. He moved to the Syracuse area in 1956 from North Dakota.
He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Syracuse. He was an avid bowler and golfer, enjoyed Wawasee High School sports and working in his garden.
He is survived by five daughters, Sheryl (Roger) Stiver, Nashville, Kathleen (Leroy) Thom, Nine Mile Falls, Washington, Deborah (David) Heeter, Muncie, Diane Hill, Indianapolis, and Barbara (Trenton) Harris, Bothell, Washington; four sons, David (Susie) Butler, Syracuse, Bradley (Linda) Butler, Indianapolis, Donald (Andrea) Dieterly, Simpsonville, South Carolina, and Daniel (MaryAnn) Dieterly, Sedalia, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Johnson, Phoenix, Arizona, Wyona Shupe and Annie Rankin both of Lacona, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Keegan Stiver; and three brothers, Wendell, Howard and Walter Butler.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.
Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1413 N. Long Drive, Syracuse, with Pastor Jim Tormey officiating.
Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Lacona Christian Church, 122 S. Washington Ave, Lacona, IA 50139; St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1413 N. Long Drive, Syracuse, IN 46567; Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, P.O. Box 548, Syracuse, IN 46567; or Syracuse-Wawasee Parks Foundation, 1013 N. Long Drive, Syracuse, IN 46567.
To send condolences to the family in memory of Mr. Butler, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published on January 11, 2018