OSKALOOSA — William Carl Butler, 33, of Oskaloosa died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at his home in Oskaloosa.
He was born on March 7, 1973, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Rex and Ralpha Tunderman Butler, Sr. On November 29, 1993, he was united in marriage to Darcey Parker at Oskaloosa.
He started working at Vermeer Manufacturing in 1993, while he was employed there he completed their machinist training program and became a skilled CNC machine operator, in 1996 he went to work elsewhere for a short time, then in 2000, he went back to work at Vermeer until being laid off in 2001. He then went to work at John Deere in Ottumwa, he was employed there as a welder until April of 2006, when back problems forced his early leave. He was a member of the U.A.W. labor union through John Deere. He enjoyed spending time with his children hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed football, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes.
His family includes his wife, Darcey Butler of Oskaloosa; two sons at home, Jessie Parker and Seth Butler of Oskaloosa; his mother, Ralpha Butler Zanger; his maternal grandmother, Antonia Tunderman of Ottumwa; three sisters, Lisa (Steve) Derrick of Arkansas, Lori Butler of Cedar Rapids, and Kristen (Kelley) Williams of Haysville, Kansas; a brother, Rex (Bianca) Butler of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Larry Zanger; maternal grandfather, William Tunderman; and his paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 16, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Reverend Daryl Martin officiating. As was Bill’s wish, following the funeral his body will be cremated.
Visitation will begin Saturday after 10 a.m. and the family will be at the funeral home Saturday from 6-8 p.m. to greet friends and relatives.
A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s name