Published 12:00 am Monday, April 19, 2010
Louise M. Butler, 92, of rural Austin passed away Saturday evening, April 17, 2010 at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minn.
She was born March 4, 1918 in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. A few years later she married Robert C. Butler on May 21, 1941 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Louise raised her family on the farm and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newry Township. She was active in United Cerebral Palsy and also founded the Mower County United Cerebral Palsy Association; she was a member of the Altar Society and a 4-H leader for many years. Louise loved Bingo, trips to the casinos, spending her summers on Cass Lake and her winters in Bradeton, Fla. Her husband, Robert, passed away on April 22, 2002.
Survivor’s include five sons: John (Jeanie) Butler of Blooming Prairie, Minn., James (Linda) Butler of Austin, Robert M. (Barbara) Butler of River Falls, Wis., Edward (Tina) Butler of Rochester, Minn., David Butler of Adams; three daughters, Patricia (Phillip) Splett of Stanchfield, Minn., Rosemary Kephart of Amery, Wis. and Susanne (Brian) Bowman of Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, four sisters and two infant sons.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Newry Township in Freeborn County, with Father Swamy officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie, Minn. and one hour before the service at the church. Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening. Interment is at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Fund.
Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.