OBITUARY

William "Bill" Sidney Butcher

June 2, 1925November 7, 2018

William “Bill” S. Butcher, 93, of Bettendorf, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Clarissa C Cook Hospice House. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11am at Weerts Funeral Home, Jersey Ridge and Kimberly. Burial will take place following the service at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to the Clarissa C Cook Hospice House or to Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa.

Bill was born in 1925 to Ralph and Elbia Butcher in Aledo, Illinois, he was an only child and was raised on a farm. He graduated from Viola High School at the age of 16. Following graduation, he attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois and received his Bachelor’s degree in history in 1946 following his service in the Navy; he was also a member of TAU KAPPA EPSILON fraternity. In 1943, he enlisted with the US Navy, and served on Johnston Island in the Pacific where he was a radioman. Following graduation, Bill went to work for John Deere, starting in Moline, Illinois and then transferring to Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the Territory Manager, retiring in 1985. On November 21, 1953, Bill was united in marriage to Jacqueline Brown in the Orion Lutheran Church in Orion, Illinois.

Bill was a strong Christian and family man; he loved to vacation and travel with his family. Bill loved to watch the Chicago White Sox and the Iowa Hawkeye football team.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years Jackie; their children Pattie Butcher-Shaw (Will) Flesch and Mark (Lisa Weigandt) Butcher; grandchildren: Benjamin Shaw, Katie Shaw, and Amanda Bruns; seven step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

  • DONATIONS

  • Clarissa C Cook Hospice House
  • Camp Courageous

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

William "Bill" Sidney Butcher

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Gene & Arlene Vincent

November 13, 2018

Always enjoyed conversations with Bill. He'll be missed.

Mike Elrod

November 13, 2018

I did not know Mr. Butcher but I have been blessed and privileged to know his granddaughter- Katie and daughter - Pattie. Katie and Pattie are two of the best human beings I have ever met! They are the most kind, gentle, loving and genuine souls. I am in love with Katie and I love her Mom, Pattie. What a man Bill must have been to create such magnificent women. They make the world a better place. He made the world a better place. I pray, Mrs. Jackie Butcher may live with peace, strength and love here on earth until she is reunited with her husband of 65 years when the Lord sees fit.

joanie Peck

November 13, 2018

To Pattyand family: Your Dad & Mom were such a Blessing to me & my children when living in Cedar Rapids. Such good times we all had together! God be with you at this difficult time & thanks for the Memories. The Peck Family, Laura, Jeffrey & Mom (Joanie)

Robert Kohn

November 13, 2018

Sorry to learn of your loss.
I knew Bill from Deere - Davenport where we were tour ambassadors for many years before I moved to Florida.
My sympathy to all the family.


Bob Kohn
Lakeland, FL

Laura (Peck) Spratt

November 12, 2018

I will always have fond memories of Jackie and Bill welcoming Pattie's friends into their home. They were always happy to greet us and feed us! Always so proud of Pattie and Mark and so pleased to share their love for their kids with their kids' friends. So happy to have had so many annual visits from the Pink Pattie's to visit Jackie and Bill. From teenage years to our adulthood, Bill's smile will always be remembered as he greeted us all with warmth, hospitality, and snacks!

ANN REINHARDT

November 12, 2018

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I first met Bill at Schneider Imp in Keystone, when I was with my Dad getting parts in 1954. Little did we know Bill would become our territory manager 25 years later. He always had a big smile and positive attitude.

Jimmy Pavik

November 12, 2018

Very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. He IS a great man and will always be remembered by me. Growing up in Chelsea Iowa, I have fond memories of Bill when he was our territory manager with John Deere. I always remember the smile on his face. He was always so positive and well-liked by my family, employee's, and customers. In later years I often thought of how and where he was. Some memories fade over time, but I will always think of Bill with a smile.

Patti Flesch Butcher

November 12, 2018

Family💞

Patti Butcher Shaw Flesch

November 12, 2018

Pattie's life long friends💟

Patti Butcher Shaw Flesch

November 12, 2018

Lisa & Jim💟