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Larry D. Buttel

August 26, 1946 January 19, 2015
Larry D. Buttel
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Obituary for Larry D. Buttel

Leaf River - Larry D. Buttel, 68, of Leaf River, died Monday, January 19, 2015, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Born August 26, 1946, in Freeport, the son of Walter and Pauline (Schoonhoven) Buttel. Graduated from Leaf River High School in 1965. Upon completing his trade school education at Universal Trade School, Omaha, Nebr., Larry was a mechanic for Lunde Truck Sales for four years. He then trucked with his father, Norup Trucking, and then Burkhart Trucking. A farmer at heart, he farmed his entire life. Larry was an active member of the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, Bureau Valley Antique Engine Club, and IHC Chapter 2 Club and served on the Silver Creek Museum board. He enjoyed collecting International tractors and toy tractors of any kind, along with toy trains.

Larry is lovingly survived by his mother, Pauline Buttel of Leaf River; brother, Louis (Alicia) Buttel of Leaf River; nieces, Krissy, Megan, and Anna Buttel; nephew, Mark (Tracie) Buttel; and great-niece, Emily Buttel. He was predeceased by his father, Walter Buttel.

Funeral Information

Service is at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015, in Silver Creek Reformed Church, 326 S. Bunker Hill Rd., German Valley, with the Rev. Jim Stralow, retired pastor of Forreston Reformed Church, officiating. Burial in Silver Creek Cemetery, German Valley. Visitation 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.

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