Fred T. Butler

September 13, 1926January 23, 2014

Fred T. Butler, 87, of Lima, died at 9:50 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Shawnee Manor. He was born September 13, 1926, in Lima, to Glen R. and Alice (Thomson) Butler who preceded him in death. On January 18, 1952, he married Wanda L. Leatherman who died July 17, 2002. Two sons, Robert T. Butler and James W. Butler, and a sister, Claire Loggi, also preceded Mr. Butler in death. Following graduation from Lima Central High School in 1944, Fred served two years in the U.S. Navy, after which he attended and later graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University in Columbus. After receipt of his pharmacy degree, Fred joined his father, his uncle Guy Butler and cousin Lowell Butler as a practicing pharmacist at Butler’s Drug Store at the corner of Main and Kibby Streets in Lima. Fred is survived by a grandson, Taylor Butler of Huron, OH and a daughter-in-law, Kate Butler of Ft. Collins, CO. Survivors also include his cousin, Lowell (Jane) Butler and their children, Steve, Chris and Mark Butler; the children of his late cousin Coit Black; and the children of his late cousin Alice Holbrook. Fred was a former member of Market Street Presbyterian Church, a Past President and longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, and a former member of the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, the Indian Lake Yacht Club and Shawnee Country Club. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. in SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Market Street Presbyterian Church, 1100 W. Market St., Lima, OH, 45805, or the charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Larry Davis

January 29, 2014

Upon learning of Fred's passing, a flood of fond memories came rushing back to me. Some 52 years ago Fred & Lowell gave me my first job. I will never forget their kindness, mentoring, example, & fun we shared during those formative years. God bless all the Butler family, those memories will always be my keepsake. Thank you Fred and Family.
Larry Davis - Findlay, Ohio

Tami Garber

January 27, 2014

So many fond memories of Fred and his family. He will be missed by many.

Mark Butler

January 26, 2014

Uncle Fred was a great role model and mentor. I always admired him as a gentleman and a pharmacist. Rest in Peace.

Susie Bacon

January 26, 2014

Everyone who knew Fred loved and respected him. We all will miss you Fred--we know Fred will be happy in heaven with Wanda and his two sons Jim and Rob. Thank you to Bob Balyeat, Freds close friend, for all he did for Fred and the family..

Chris Butler

January 25, 2014

I loved my Uncle Fred. He was a true friend, confidant, business partner, fellow pharmacist, favorite relative and pal. I have so many wonderful memories that will keep me smiling for the rest of my life.
God Bless you Fred.