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Lyndon Butterfield

PRINCETON — Lyndon N. Butterfield, 83, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Liberty Village in Princeton, surrounded by loved ones.

Lyndon was born May 8, 1935, in Bronaugh, Mo., to the late Charley and Brooksie (Thompson) Butterfield. He was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of 1954. He married Carolyn J. Lundgren Oct. 23, 1955, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton.

He worked at First State Bank of Princeton and was a volunteer firefighter as well. He then was hired on full-time at the Princeton Fire Department, achieving his lifelong dream of becoming a full-time firefighter and retired as an engineer in 2001. After retirement, he worked part time Hudson’s Cleaning and Restoration.

He was a life-time member of the Princeton Elks Lodge for 56 years, he was past president of Jaycees, a charter member of the Princeton Moose Lodge and a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Princeton.

Lyndon enjoyed playing cards with his buddies and loved to dance to Big Band music. He spent hours tinkering in his shop, but his happiest times were spent with his family. He loved to dance with his wife, Carolyn.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Butterfield; two sons, Roger (Becky) Butterfield and David (Mary) Butterfield; one daughter, Sandy (Thomas) Rose; five grandchildren, Katie Butterfield, Michael Butterfield, Bradley Butterfield, Ariel Rose and Miles Rose; one great-granddaughter, Jordan Watson; one sister, Marilyn (Dick) Weller of Macomb; one sister-in-law, Linnaea Butterfield; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lyndon was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Brooksie Butterfield; and one brother, William E. Butterfield.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton with Pastor Scott Schmidt officiating. A graveside service will follow at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Princeton Fire Department, St. Matthews Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family would like to extend a thank-you to the nurses, aides and workers at Liberty Village for the wonderful care they gave to him.

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