James E "Jim" Butler
James E. Butler, age 84 of Stanton, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015, at the Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.
The son of Charles & Nora (Osburn) Butler, Jim was born on April 22, 1931 in Albion, Michigan, and is preceded in death by not only his parents, but four brothers and two sisters.
Jim is survived by his wife of 66 years, Donna; their four daughters, Tammy (Gary) Bowen of Stanton, Wendy Springsteen of Sheridan, Jan (Robert) Baldwin of Stanton and Jody (Michael Clark) Butler of Greenville; grandchildren, Nathan (Annette) Bowen, Jennifer (Rob Kelly) Bowen, Emily Springsteen, Morgan (Max Beerens) Springsteen, Hannah (Ben) Wilcox, Simon Baldwin, Jake Baldwin, Joseph Baldwin, Sydney (Brandon) Bennett, Taylor Hedrick; great grandchildren, Abbey, Jared and Emma Bowen, Shane and Caleb Wilcox and Jack Bowen; brother-in-law, Steve (Sue) Fish; sister-in-law, Shirley (Gordie) Ewing and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was a wonderful husband, loving dad, an awesome grandpa and a very kind man. He loved music in general and was a pretty darn good guitar player and not too bad of a singer either. Jim also loved hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He has been a long time resident of the Stanton and Sidney area and was retired from Federal Mogul. He is a member of the Stanton Masonic Lodge, the Sons of the American Legion in Stanton and the Stanton First Congregational Church. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Visitation with Jim’s family is being held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 4-6 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan.
Memorial services for Jim will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015 beginning at 11 AM at the Stanton First Congregational Church, with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating.
For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Jim’s memory the family has suggested donations be made to the Stanton First Congregational Church, White Pine Library or the charity of one’s choice and envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church.