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Stephen W. Butler 1939 - 2007

Stephen W. Butler, 68, resident of Cottonwood, died Oct. 2, 2007.  He was born in Beaver Dam, Wis., on May 4, 1939, to Roy and Genevieve Butler.

He was a graduate of Wayland Academy, following which he attended and graduated with a BAS Degree from Marquet University-Wisconsin.

Stephen then worked for the State of Wisconsin, Executive Farm/Labor Bureau, and for the Bureau of Reclamation for the State of Arizona.  He was also a volunteer at the Cottonwood Public Library for 11 years, as well as a volunteer at the Clemenceau Museum.

Stephen also kept busy with the Hamm Radio Club; he loved antique/classic cars, and was an avid reader.

He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Sharon Butler of Cottonwood; two sons, Stephen Butler with his wife, Julie of Madison, Wis., and Mike with his wife, Stacey also of Madison, Wis.; his daughter, Julie Cline with her husband, Tom from Madison, Wis. as well; a step-son, Steve Petrick with his wife, Julie of Hunnington Beach, California; a step-daughter, Cindy Tillquist; seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

Funeral Mass is scheduled today, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; where Stephen was a member.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in his name can be sent to the American Heart Association, 710 2nd Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, Wash., 98104. An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

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