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Donald Lee Butts

December 9, 1933 — December 25, 2013

Donald Lee Butts, 80, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at his home.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. A Private Inurnment will be at Westlawn Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Donald was born December 9, 1933 in Burwell, NE to Cecil and Irma (Shafer) Butts. He grew up in Burwell and graduated from Burwell High School. He married Betty Murphy in 1954 in Grand Island where they lived and raised their family. Donald was a farmhand, a mechanic for COOP and a truck driver for Diamond Engineering. He was also a Milk Man for Fairacres. Donald was a Volunteer Fireman in Grand Island and was President of District #38 School Board. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his three daughters and their spouses, Pam Labart of Grand Island, Deb and Tony Brunt of Grand Island, Cecile and Jerry Lessig of Yuma, AZ, and a chosen daughter, Becky Alexander of Briadwood, Illinois; two brothers, Kenneth Butts and Raymond Butts.

Also cherishing his memory are six grandchildren, Corrina (Brunt) Peters, Bobbie Jo (Labart) Ogle, Travis Brunt, Bill Labart, April Ann (Lessig) Glass, and Jeremy Lessig, 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; 1 brother, Leonard Butts; 3 sisters, LaVonne Tefft, Madelon Peterson, and Janice Craven; 2 grandchildren, Stephanie and Little Jerry Lessig.

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