Robert D. Butler
Robert D. “Bob” Butler was born May 22, 1935 at Columbus, NE to parents Glen W. Butler & Dorothy (Aikins) Butler. Bob passed away at Heritage Care Center where he lived for three years. He received such loving care there. He passed September 9, 2019.
On July 4, 1958 he married Mildred “Betty” Snell at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, NE. They had 61 years of happy married life. They were blessed with three children – Tim, Bob Jr. and Teresa.
Bob was in 4-H when he won a blue ribbon for his heifer.
He loved to hunt and fish. Bob received a Master Anglers Award for a record size bass he caught – and an award for a large deer he shot, he was in to archery.
Bob served two years in the United States Army in Lawton, OK at Fort Sill. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he went back to being a Foreman on the Rock Island Railroad; when it ceased, he went to the Union Pacific Railroad as a Foreman, working there until his retirement. He worked on the Railroads for 32 years.
He kept busy with gardening, fishing and hunting.
Bob always enjoyed the time he spent with grandchildren and was happy to see them when they came to visit him.
Our Baptist Church family would send him notes and he enjoyed having Betty read them to him. Matt Kapke’s Sunday school class made him a lap blanket that he was proud of.
He is survived by wife Mildred “Betty” of Fairbury, sons Tim also of Fairbury, Bob Jr. (Robin) of Liberty Hill, TX, Teresa (Marc) Moore of Green KS, Four Grandchildren, Dan Butler of Madison, NE, Joe (Trisha) Moore of Keats, KS, Ben Moore & special friend Allie of Topeka, KS, Alexandra Moore & special friend Micah of Los Angeles, CA, 2 Great-granddaughters Shylo Butler of Madison, NE & Zinnia Moore of Keats, KS and two sisters Twila Baukol of Glendale, AZ & Glenda Grossman of Federal Way, WA.