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Donald A. Butner

Dec 04, 2017

September 20, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Donald A. Butner, 92, of Marshalltown, formerly of Lockridge and Mt. Sterling, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.


Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lockridge Cemetery with Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. Burial will follow in the Lockridge Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to the Lockridge Cemetery.


Don was born on September 20, 1925, in Fonda, Iowa the son of Linn Houston and Esther Jackson Butner.  Don was united in marriage to Norma Jean Sipp on April 3, 1947; she preceded him in death on October 5, 2000. He was a World War II Veteran serving his country in the United States Navy and the United States Airforce for 22 years. He worked at the Iowa Ammunition Plant in Middletown until his retirement.  He enjoyed hunting, working on cars, reading and watching western movies.


He is survived by his children: Darrell (Eileen) Butner of Tipton, Iowa, Forrest (Lynne) Butner of Modesto, Calif., Beth Holtkamp and Bill (Janice) Butner all Douds, Iowa, and Marian (David) Graber of Lockridge; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and his sister; Betty Smith of Early, Iowa.


Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Lloyd Butner; one daughter, Donna Josephson; a grandson, David Butner; a granddaughter, Michele Abernathy; his brothers: Linn Butner, Jack Butner, Homer Butner, Wilbur Butner; and a sister, Letha Kibbey.


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