Russell W. Butler, 85, of LaPorte and Porter, passed away at 6:04 p.m.,
Saturday, June 6, 2009, at LaPorte Hospital.
He was born April 7, 1924, in Mount Sterling, Ill., the son of John and Lila
On September 9, 1955, in Chicago, he married Violet P. Mionske, who preceded
him in death in 2006.
He is survived by one son, John (Lorie) Butler of Chesterton; and one
daughter, Brenda (Robert) Schmidkunz of LaPorte; two grandchildren, Anthony
Butler, Damon Bougher; and two great grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; and four brothers.
Russell was a truck driver for Rogerís Cartage, retiring in 1988 after 30
years of service. Russell honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1943 - 1946
and was a past member of the VFW, Porter, Ind. He enjoyed reading and
visiting the local truck stops in Porter, where he knew he could enjoy his
meals in the company of friends. Russell was a loving father and grandfather
who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
There will be no services. Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home
and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte is caring for the arrangements.
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