Robert E. Butcher, 81, of Springfield, IL formerly of Mt. Auburn, IL passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield, IL. Robert “Bob” was born on May 22, 1935 in Taylorville, IL the son of Leroy and Ilah (White) Butcher. He graduated from Mt. Auburn High School in 1953. He married Lois M. Yeaman of Edinburg on July 26, 1953 at the Christian Church parsonage in Taylorville. They were married for 61 years. Lois passed away on September 25, 2015 after a brief illness. Bob farmed all his life in the Mt. Auburn area before retiring in 2008. He served in the U.S. Army and then he served in the Army Reserves. He was a member of the Mt. Auburn Christian Church and a life time member of Kedron Lodge in Mt. Auburn. He served on the boards of the Mt. Auburn Fire District and First National Bank of Mt. Auburn. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed going to livestock shows. He was on the committee that was instrumental in renewing the 4-H Livestock Auction at the Christian County Fair.
Bob is survived by his children; Mark (Stephanie), Greg (Jane), Wade and, Karen (Travis) Wood, 12 grandchildren Klayton (Amanda) Butcher, Emily (Jacob) Krause, Sarah (Daniel) Welch, Katie (Danny) Stierwalt, Savannah, Riley, Chloe, Madeline, Hunter, and Grace Butcher, Carson and Cade Day, six great grandchildren, a twin brother, William “Bill” (Mary Sue) Butcher, and Several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, His parents and one grandson Kyle Butcher.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 at with Masonic services at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Dan Armstrong officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL
Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield 3306 S. Sixth St. Springfield, Illinois 62702
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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