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Frank E. Butterfield Obituary

Contributed by Debbie Woodworth


F. E. Butterfield Rites Held in Orchard Church Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the U. B. church in Orchard for Frank E. Butterfield.

Mr. Butterfield passed away Saturday, Sept. 27 in a Norfolk hospital from injuries he received in a car-truck accident on July 11.

Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Pallbearers were son-in-laws: Bill Berner, Walt Phillips, Floyd Hildreth, Ottie Mitteis, Fred Spar and Fred Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were: T. E. Tikalsky, Harry Mitteis, Albert Belka, Frank Belka, Ernie Boelter and Archie Moser.

The flower girls were granddaughters: Ethel Horrocks, Wilma Brown, Helen Mitteis, Kay Butterfield, Neita Eggerling, Elaine Mitteis, Leone Van Ostrend and Julie Berner.


Obituary Frank E. Butterfield

Frank E. Butterfield, better known as F. E. Butterfield, was, the son of the late Edwin and Sarah Butterfield. He was born May 13, 1872 in Buchanan county, Iowa.

He came to Nebraska with his parents when nine years old. The family settled on a farm near the Walnut post office.

He was married to Adah Adams on November 18, 1893. To this union were born nine children, seven daughters and two sons.

Mr. Butterfield was a mail carrier for 30 years and he carried on farming on his place near Walnut.

After his retirement as a mail carrier on the former Walnut route, he and Mrs. Butterfield moved to Orchard. His wife passed away on April 7, 1942.

He spent his remaining years in and around Walnut and Orchard. Mr. Butterfield was a member of the Masonic lodge since 1904. He received the 50 year gold pin and the Jordan medal at Creighton on June 1, 1954. His loving ways and kind deeds will never be forgotten as he generously gave to various churches and needy organizations, especially to children's homes and hospitals.

Mr. Butterfield never recovered from the auto-truck accident which happened last July.

At the time 6f his passing he was 86 years, 3 months and 15 days old.

He leaves to mourn his passing: Chloe, Mrs. Fred Smith and Leafa, Mrs. Bill Berner of Norfolk; Hazel, Mrs. Fred Spar and Edwin Butterfield of Orchard; Laura, Mrs. Walter Phillips of Lincoln; Floyd Butterfield of Atkinson; Elsie, Mrs. Floyd Hildreth, Eunice, Mrs. Otto Mitteis and Thelma, Mrs. Ernest Boelter of Verdigre; one sister, Mrs. May Cook of Verdigre; and Mrs. Archie Moser, who shares in the loss of Mr. Butterfield as she made her home with the Butterfield. after the death of her mother; also left are 30 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death, besides his wife, his parents, one sister and one brother.

Copyright 2006 T. Risinger

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