Dorian "Bubby" Butler

Born: Friday, April 12, 1957
Passed: Friday, October 5, 2018

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Dorian "Bubby" Butler, 61, of Kirkland passed away at home surrounded by his family on October 5, 2018. The son of Melvin and Margaret (Aves) Butler, he was born on April 12, 1957 in Sycamore. Bubby was a member of the Hiawatha High School class of 1975. On May 5, 2016 he married Sharon Herold in Elgin.
For several years, Bubby worked at Kopar Industries in Elgin. In his younger years, he served our community as a volunteer on the Kirkland Fire Department. Bubby was also affectionately called the "Door Man", a title he earned by his many years of employment of Hines Lumber in Kirkland. Bub enjoyed a reputation of being able to fix, repair, or help anyone with anything, and was called upon quite often. On Tuesdays at the Chana Auction, Bubby could be seen either waiting in or loading up his truck with "finds" his wife, Sharon had purchased at bargain prices. He touched many lives through his simplicity, humor, and the joyous way he lived life. Bubby cherished his time spent hunting and fishing with his son, Jeff and canoeing with his daughter, Kelly. He will always be remembered for being a loving and devoted husband to Sharon, an amazing father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is loved and will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sharon; son, Jeffery (Briana) Butler; daughter, Kelly Butler (James Moody); stepchildren, Paul, Ben (Victoria), Alex, James (Alison), Cassie (Carlo), Luke (Divina); grandchildren, Tyler and Riley Moody; step-grandchildren, Myles, Ivianna, Angelina, Krysta, Ella, Clark, and Troy; his twin sister, Doreen "Sissy" Butz and "older" sister, Karon Bell of Colorado; mother in law, Shirley Herold; nieces and nephews, Tina, Tim, Trixie, and Brianna; and a very special friend, his chocolate lab, Ember.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Melvin and Margaret Butler; father in law, Robert Herold; and brothers in law, Jerry Bell and Rick Butz .
The family would like to thank Northwestern Hospice for their compassionate care.
A celebration of Bubby's life will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Butler Farm, 4820 Kirkland Rd,. Kirkland, 60146 at 10:00 am.

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  1. Ed dowling

    My condolences to the family.

  2. MT

    Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Buddy. May you be comforted beyond measure as you reflect on the solid promise of a resurrection for all who have died. (John 5:28-29) Almighty God cannot lie, his promises are our guarantee and will soon become our reality. (Titus 1:2) JW.ORG

  3. Sheila Strand

    Heaven has received another awesome angel !! Rip in peace Bubby , u r loved n will b missed by many ! U got me through a lot of hard times n I'm so proud to call you my close friend !! Luv u n will miss u so much !! Till we meet again ! (::. Sheila

  4. Wanda brown and Peggy vsnce

    To family sorry for your loss

  5. Michael Anthony

    Sorry to hear about Bubby. My prayers to the family... RIP old friend. I'll hold the memories we had at school !

  6. Beverly Gorham

    Heartfelt sympathy to your family. ðŸ'•

  7. Janet Byers.

    Going to miss you my friend, way to young to already be gone. But you are never truly ever 'gone' so many memories and so much love from your family and friends.

  8. MartyAnn Cradduck

    Sorry for your loss. Bobby was a great man. He was a very helpful to everyone that needed help.

  9. Ann and Dave Sanderson

    RIP my old friend. Heaven is lucky to have you.

  10. Robbin Judkins

    God bless this family & May you RIP Bubby. I will always keep the memories.

  11. Erin Wruck

    Sorry for your loss

  12. Cindy Stevens

    So sorry for your loss....prayers for all of you...

  13. Marci

    He will be missed! Bubby and sharon were two of the first people i met in town here and he always had a smile a joke and a kind word. Sharon is one of the most lovely people I know. My thoughts and prayers are with her Bubby and the family.

  14. Dawn (Bunger) Angel

    So sorry to hear this news. Prayers to Sissy and all Bubby's family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  15. Kirkland Medical Clinic

    So sorry to hear of Bubbys' passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all.

  16. Buddy & Pat Fisher

    We are so sorry for your loss Sharon, thoughts and prayers go out to your family. He will be greatly missed.

  17. Gerald Nordin

    To all the family and friends of Bubby, my heart felt condolences. He will be missed greatly but always remembered.

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