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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
William Butcher

   William H. “Bill” Butcher, 84, of Gladwin passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007.

   Bill was born Sept. 12, 1923 in Flint to Charles and Lyda (Cook) Butcher.

   He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. Bill retired from Consumers Power after 38 years of service 20 of which were in Bad Axe.

   He married the former Mary Jane Balzer on June 6, 1981 in Gladwin. Bill was a member of the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church, the Bowlers Hall of Fame. He loved to hunt and fish and prospect in Arizona where they wintered for 21 years.

   Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane; five children, Dave (Debra) Butcher of Bad Axe, Kim (Kim) Butcher of Lansing, Laura (Bob) Reinbold of Lake Orion, Paula Danielson of Washington and Jeff Butcher of Florida; seven stepchildren, Betty and Richard McColley of Arizona, Dorothy and Tony Miller of Colorado, Ray and Kathy Balzer of Gladwin, Connie and Richard Arthur of Coleman, Marvin and Marva Balzer, Ted and Vicki Balzer and Bob and Lynda Balzer all of Gladwin; 30 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Bill is predeceased by two sisters. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at Sisson Funeral Home. Rev. Linda Jo Powers will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.

   Memorials may be made to the Wagarville United Methodist Church.

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U.S. Army WWII
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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