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Gordon A. Butler

Service: Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Morristown
  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation: Boldt Funeral Home on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m.
  at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service.

Gordon A. Butler, age 89, of Morristown, died on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Schuette officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Morristown.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Gordon Arvin, the son of Jesse and Julia Butler, was born on December 28, 1924 in Faribault. He married Pearl Hagel in 1947 and she preceded him in death in 2002. Later he married Margaret Benzick on June 21, 2003 in Morristown. He farmed in the Morristown area and drove school bus for 30 years for the Morristown School District. He enjoyed fishing and playing euchre.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two children, Glen (and Veronica) Butler of Yuma, AZ and Gail (and Ed) Hogan of Lincoln City, OR; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Violet Sorgatz of Faribault; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pearl; one grandson, Anthony Paul; and two siblings, Doris Miller and Alvin Butler.

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Name: Mary Denzer & Greg Scharfe
Email: biesier@bevcomm.net
Date: Sunday August 17, 2014


Margaret, our thoughts and sympathy is with you. I hope you come and have coffee with your friends and get the love and support to get through the tough times. Gordy was such a card when he drove bus and it was such a treat to ride his bus. Playing cards was fun.

Name: John and Illona Weatherhead
Date: Saturday August 16, 2014


Margaret, back when John and I attended Morristown High School we knew Gordy as our bus driver. I remember when we went to out of town basketball games Gordy's bus was the one everybody wanted to ride on. . . he greeted each of us with a big smile and didn't mind if we made a little noise on the ride home. May God surround you and your family with His peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Name: "The Kids of Long Ago"
Date: Saturday August 16, 2014


We are all so very sorry for your loss. To a lot of us that were "kids" long ago Gordy was a man we all admired, he was the one that we all wanted to be our bus driver. Especially when he became famous & was the "Singing Bus Driver" making records with the 6th grade class and then with many classes after. As we grew up we remember how he loved to dance & how he taught many of to polka at the old City Hall in Morristown. It was easier learning from Gordy instead of with some kid in our class at school--before the schools open house & we had to dance for our folks. We remember how he be a volunteer to dress up for the mock weddings at the City Hall---he was a riot--especially if it was his turn to be the bride. I remember when we got married he was one of the first ones there the night of the "Sheveree" & stayed till 4 in the morning playing cards. Glen & Gail you sure had a swell dad---& your folks were so much fun at the get togethers. In the later years when we were home for awhile & the Legion was still serving breakfast I can remember the card games the retires would play....it was great fun to see them slap those cards down for a win & let out a big whoop howl. As I write this we are laughing with wonderful memories. We wish you happy memories of love to ease your pain. Know that there are many lives that were touched or straightened out because your dad was there with one heck of a lecture, support & a shoulder to cry on. God Bless him for his lecture to us & the dare that he gave us to just take it one day at a time to prove everybody wrong or we would not be celebrating 40 years of marriage.

Name: Nancy Champagne
Date: Saturday August 16, 2014


Margaret, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Dad loved Gordy and enjoyed knowing he had you and Gordy for friends and neighbors. Both of you were such a blessing to Dad during difficult times. He will be missed.

Name: Danette Hagel
Email: unicorn55021@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 15, 2014


He was an amazing man and I loved him so much. I have so many memories of him from when I was little. Driving the school bus with Grandpa and catching rides all the time. Spending time with them at horseshoe lake. And oh my goodness there are just to many to mention. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to all of you.