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V. Donald Butler

October 16, 1948 — April 4, 2021

The family of Vearl Donald Butler announce his passing on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

He was born the 4th child and 3rd son to Scott Merrill and Ida Maria Koski Butler in Idaho Falls on the 16th of October 1948. He had 4 brothers: Gale (Pat), Robert (Linda), Allan, and Andy and 3 sisters: Kathleen Maria (Ronald) Dees, Beverly Joann (Kirk) Hyndman, and Pamela Gay (Scott) Stone. His parents lived in the Shelley area and then moved to Woodville in 1952 where he lived until he graduated from high school in 1968.

After graduating high school, he attended University of Idaho in Moscow for 3 years and then joined the Navy.

He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while he was at college. His ambition was to go to medical school and participate in the medical profession. He was trained to be a combat medic for the Marines and served in the Navy for 16 years, with a good portion of that being sea duty in the Philippines, South Africa, and the Middle East, bringing the family several souvenirs.

After he left the Navy, he attended Eastern Idaho Technical College and then worked out at the site for several years until he suffered a heart attack. After that he worked at several jobs, including Butler Engineering as a rodman on the survey crew until retirement.

He lived in Woodville with his parents during their declining years and helped take care of them until they passed away. He continued to live in the family home after the passing of his parents.

He is survived by his brother, Robert of Idaho Falls, and his 3 sisters, Kathleen Dees, Taylor, Beverly Hyndman and Pamela Stone of Idaho Falls as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Gale, Allan, and Andy.

Services will be held at 10: 00 a.m. April 8, 2021 at Nalder Funeral Home. The funeral service will be broadcast live on the Nalder Funeral Home Facebook page. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery with military rites.









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