Charles "Bud" Butler

March 27, 1930 — February 4, 2022

Charles "Bud" Butler

Age 91 of Coal City, Illinois and formerly of Detroit, Michigan and Fairfield, Illinois, died with loving family members at his side on Friday February 4, 2022 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab in Morris, Illinois.

Born March 27, 1930 in Fairfield, Illinois, Charles was a son of Charles, Sr. and Virginia (nee Grivich) Butler. He was raised and educated in Fairfield and in Michigan, and on October 31, 1952, Bud married Betty Lou Harrison in Fairfield.

Throughout the years, Bud worked for Northern Petrochemical, Enron and Lyondell before formally retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #967, enjoyed gardening, and was talented in rebuilding cars, building wooden boats and refinishing furniture. He passed his time reading Westerns and took pleasure in watching sports, both high school and college wrestling, basketball and tennis.

Survivors include his three children: Steve (Pam) Butler of Morris, Jim (Noemi) Butler of Cupertino, California and Karen Radomski of Coal City; seven grandchildren: Matthew Butler of Chicago, Caitlyn (Nate) Nesbit of Palos Heights, Joshua Butler and Karen Butler, both of Cupertino, Jacki (Kyle) Wesolowski of Channahon, Kirby (Tim) Davis of Morris and Reilly Radomski of Coal City; four great grandchildren: Everett Davis, Emmett Davis, Liam Wesolowski, and Addison Wesolowski, and one sister-in-law, Georgia Harrison of Travelers Rest of South Carolina.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Butler, Sr. and Virginia (Butler) Lash; wife, Betty Butler and one sister, Patricia Astemborski.

Per Bud’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The family welcomes friends to gather for a celebration of life at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m.

Bud will be laid to rest with his late wife, Betty, in Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, Illinois on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bud’s memory to the Coal City Public Library or to Lightways Hospice of Joliet.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Bud’s memorial page online through social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125) / www.ReevesFuneralHomes.com

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Friday, June 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 24, 2022

11:00 - 11:45am (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Interment

Saturday, June 25, 2022

1:00 - 1:30pm (Central time)

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