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James E. Butler

James E.  Butler, 90, of Waterloo, Illinois, died February 14, 2017, in Waterloo, IL with his family by his side. He was born December 1, 1926, in Burksville, IL.

    He is survived by Norma Jean Butler (nee Nilges); children Richard (Kim) Butler, Mark (Kathy) Butler, Teresa (Rick) Schmidt, & Paul Butler; grandchildren Alex & Adam Schmidt, Carrie (Brian) McCormick, Sarah, James, Logan, & Mariah Butler; great grandchildren Cody & Mason McCormick; sister Jane Frey; brother William (Pat) Butler; sister-in-law Albertha (Howard) Carr; nieces; nephews; & cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his parents James F. & Gertrude (nee Dugan) Butler, son Tommy Butler, daughter-in-law Sharon Butler, & sister Irma Brinkmann.

    James was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, a US Army & Merchant Marine Veteran, & was retired from Pevely Dairy. He was an avid gardener & loved to go camping, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SS Peter & Paul Grade School

    4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    8:30 AM until 9:30 AM Thursday 

Funeral Mass:
    10 AM Thursday, February 16, 2017 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
        Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
    Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery in Tipton, IL

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Mom & I became blessed to have Eddie in our lives dating back to the early 1970s. Eddie was a brilliant man, always loved his fishing & camping. Mom is a very close friend of his spouse Jean. He will be missed here on Earth but sure has a great home in Heaven. God Bless !

Barb & Michael Shackelford Feb 15 2017 12:00 AM

Jean & Family, So sorry for your loss. Even though we haven't seen each others for year, we still think of all our good time with you & the camping club. Sorry we can't come to the viewing, I have such a bad cough & am on antibiotic for it. I'm scheduled for surgery on the 21st if I get better, so I haven't been anywhere since the 16th when I saw the surgeon.

Joyce Koester Feb 15 2017 12:00 AM