Eldon Butler, age 90, of Winnebago, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at United Hospital, Blue Earth.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 09, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Rosehill Cemetery in Winnebago, with Rev. Rodney Yates officiating. Visitation time will be from 9 AM to service time Thursday at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 6th Ave SE in Winnebago. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com Cards of condolence will can be sent to the Butler family 28674 149th St. NW Zimmerman, MN 55398.
Eldon was born September 9, 1922, in Martin Co., MN the son of Donald and Melva (Berdine) Butler. He was raised in Winnebago where he attended school. He was married to Avis M. Parsons on July 14, 1940 in Winnebago. Eldon served in the US Navy during WW II and returned home in December of 1945. Eldon owned and operated Butler’s Sinclair Service Station for 30 years, retiring in 1984. In 1985 the couple retired to Pleasant Lake in Hackensack, MN where Eldon fished most every day. The couple returned to live in Winnebago in 2004.
He is survived by his son, Charles (Rita) Butler of Burnsville, son, Roger (Sue) Butler of Zimmerman, seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Avis in 2009, son, Myron Butler, sister-Kathleen Fett, and three brothers: Maurice, Warren and Preston Butler.