Elton “Curley” Leo Butlin

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, May 16, 1926
Date of Death:
Friday, February 22, 2019
Age:
92 years old

Visitation

Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Thursday February 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Thursday February 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, May 16, 1926
Date of Death:
Friday, February 22, 2019
Age:
92 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, May 16, 1926
Date of Death:
Friday, February 22, 2019
Age:
92 years old

Elton “Curley” Leo Butlin

Elton “Curley” Butlin, 92, a life-long resident of Rochester, died peacefully Friday, February 22, 2019 at St Marys Hospital while with his family.

He was born Elton Leo Butlin on May 16, 1926 at Fugles Mill near Simpson, Minnesota to Elton J and Kathleen (Chase) Butlin, then moving to Rochester where he grew up and attended school.

In September 1944 he enlisted in the Army. He served in the South Pacific as a squad leader on mortar crew 607. Elton was decorated with several medals including a Bronze Battle Star and Infantry Combat Badge. He was awarded a Purple Heart Medal in a ceremony and congratulated for his wartime service by Brigadier General Fenton S Jacobs.

Elton married Anna Marie Ryan of Ryan’s Bay in Zumbro Falls, MN on May 18, 1949 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.

Elton had a 30 year career at IBM. He was a member of the American Legion and a past member of the Zumbro Valley Snowmobile Club and the Rochester Boat Club. He spent his life enjoying golf, boating, hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, camping and dancing, with his wife, the love of his life and his dear family.

He is survived by his caring wife of 70 years; his four children, Jerry (Mary) Butlin, Connie (Larry) Lexvold, Gail (Terry) Storing all of Rochester, and David (Marcy) Butlin of Lake Zumbro, Oronoco, MN, who were always close to their father. He is also survived by nine grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Annie Booth, Abigail Kozitza, Emily Nemecek, Ben and Colin Storing, Whitney and Jesse Butlin, Lindsey Carpenter and Tracy Basse. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Juliet, Elton his namesake, Lilly, River, Rex, Ava, Raela, Hayden and Harper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

Elton was a loving husband, a wonderful dad, a great Grampa, a kind man, a fun friend who will be dearly missed but held in our hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to St. Francis School or St. Pius X School.

The memorial Mass for Elton L “Curley” Butlin will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Scepaniak. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27th in River Park Chapel and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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The family of Elton “Curley” Leo Butlin has received the following condolences.

So very sorry to hear of your loss he was a very wonderful person  Mary Harney Norgaard

So sorry to hear about the passing of Curly. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and your family.


Deb~

Such a kind, fun loving man. Sending our sympathy to the entire Butlin family. 


 

I want to offer my condolences to Curley's family.  I hope your fond memories of him provide comfort for you.  Also, pray to God for comfort.


He has promised to bring an end to pain, sickness and death as stated in the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.  Those who have died will live again.


(Acts 24:15).  I hope these wonderful promises will give you the strength to endure the loss of Curley.

I worked with Curley at IBM.  He was a hard working and great guy.  I was honored to know him. God bless.


Gary Blom

So sorry to hear about Curley on the internet. We are currently in Chile and will not be able to attend his services. Ann Marie, here is a big hug for you. You and Curley have been an inspiration to me all my life


 

I will always remember Curly with that great smile and loving laugh.  To me he was a spitting image of his father (my grandfather) and he worn those same plaid shirts.  While unfortunately distance has always kept us physically apart I always felt close in spirit.  

Uncle Curly was someone I always thought of even when I was living far away. Memories of spending time at his house on the lake in summer and winter will always be precious to me.

Curley was truly a great person.  The many memories we had was truly amazing.  He was the life of the party and I will always have a spot in my heart for Curley with his great laugh.  Curley may you have a prime spot in Heaven.  Dave Bronte