Butler, Ralph W. "Buddy" Went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17, 2013. Ralph was born in Aurora, IL, July 2, 1926. Ralph proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII, including the Bikini Atoll nuclear test. He worked as a cabinet maker, carpenter, Aurora fireman, and was the owner of Butler Locksmith Co. until he retired. Ralph was a member of Central Bible Church and later joined St. Olaf Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mignonne Butler; beloved parents, Ralph Butler and Esther Oldani; stepfather, Alexander Oldani, and son, James Butler. He will be greatly missed by his children, Becky (Randall) Patterson, Brad (Debbie) Butler, Patti (Thomas) Aloisio, Scott (Melanie) Butler, Harry (Lynn) VanDeventer; his brother, Vernon (Cindy) Butler and sister, Judy (Roger) Wagoner; his deceased wife's three children, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will greet guests on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2:00 until 6:00PM at Dieterle Memorial Home in Montgomery. Funeral services to be held at 10:00AM on Monday at the funeral home in Montgomery. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery. For directions and guest book www.dieterlememorialhome.com
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 18, 2013