Marc D. Butler
Date of Birth: December 3, 1951
Date of Death: July 3, 2019
July 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
July 6, 2019 - 12:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Canton, formerly of Lewistown - Marc Dennis Butler passed away at Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois at 2:57 a.m. on July 3rd after a short, difficult battle with cancer. He was probably the nicest man you’ve ever met, and if you weren’t lucky enough to know him, you missed out. He was kind, patient, and generous and had the biggest heart. At 6’4”, he truly was a gentle giant. His life’s greatest passion was farming, and he took after his dad in taking up woodworking in retirement. He loved his family and would have done anything for the countless friends he made growing up and working in Lewistown all his 67 years.
Marc was born December 3, 1951 to Homer Davis and Phyllis Lee (Ashby) Butler of Lewistown. He was preceded in death by both parents. Survivors include his wife Judith Ann of Canton; his daughter Elizabeth Ellen of Portland, Oregon (from his first marriage to Carol Lynn Webb); one brother John (Kathy) Butler of Lewistown; and two sisters, Pam (Gordon) Ford of Round Rock, Texas and Mary Ellen “Mimi” Butler of Battlefield, Missouri. He had two stepsons, Cory and Jeff (Tabatha) Hart of Canton and four step-grandchildren, Reece, Hannah, Ian, and Zoe Hart. Also surviving are three nieces, Jill Jones (Jeff), Jenny Mikan (Jay), and Gretchen Bice (Brent) of Texas and two nephews, Jared (Jamie) and Ben (Justine) Butler, both of Lewistown.
Marc was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church; he first joined Lewistown Masonic Lodge AF&AM 104 then was a member of several other lodges throughout his life. He was also a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau. He farmed for fifteen years then after retirement helped his brother John on his farm. He worked at International Harvester then CIC in Canton and, for most of his career, Fulton FS in Lewistown. It’s been said he was the best gas man FS will ever have. He took great care of his many faithful customers, as he always took care and great heart with his family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Shane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Visitation will be held from 10 until noon Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ASPCA. To view Marc’s life tribute video or to send online condolences visit henrylange.com.
From: Janet Mann Jul 3 2019 7:29PM Prayers for the family. I graduated with Marc and he was a friend to me when I needed it most years ago. From: Cindy Belville Neuendorf Jul 3 2019 9:30PM It's true that Marc was one of the nicest people I'd ever met. He was a year ahead of me in school and I'll never forget him. My deepest sympathies to his family. May God bring you comfort at this time. From: Carl & Linda Walter Jul 4 2019 3:55PM John and Kathy we are so Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you and All the Family!
Carl and Linda Walter
From: Nancy & Steve Havera Jul 4 2019 5:14PM I are so very sorry to hear of Marc's passing. This is truly a loss for us all. We will remember his smile and quiet, friendly manner and will keep the family in our hearts and prayers. From: Gerald & Janet Rhodes Jul 5 2019 8:46AM Judy, Pam, Mary Ellen, John, Elizabeth: Our deepest condolences. Marc was a good man. From: Lorenda & Alvin Spilker Jul 5 2019 2:47PM Our deepest sympathy to the Marc Butler family. Growing up in Lewistown and going to school one always knew Marc. His obituary said it all. You would have to go a long way to compare to Marc. Great friend always. He will be in our hearts and prayers forever. U all are in our prayers and thoughts. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker. From: Tom Prosser Jul 6 2019 11:31AM We are so sorry to hear of Marc's passing. Our sympathy to the family.
Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: Teresa Prosser Jul 6 2019 11:32AM We are so sorry to hear of Marc's passing. Our sympathy to the family.
Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: Jaime Cercone Jul 12 2019 8:01PM My wife Betty and I were so sorry to read, when out of town, that Marc passed away. Our sympathy to John and Kathy and to Elizabeth whom I knew as a little girl, and of course to the rest of the family. His smile and stature will be missed. He was a kind man. From: Jaime Cercone Jul 12 2019 8:01PM My wife Betty and I were so sorry to read, when out of town, that Marc passed away. Our sympathy to John and Kathy and to Elizabeth whom I knew as a little girl, and of course to the rest of the family. His smile and stature will be missed. He was a kind man.