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Nancy M. Butler

April 23, 1933 January 5, 2018
Nancy M. Butler
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Obituary for Nancy M. Butler

Nancy M. Butler, age 84, of McHenry, died Friday, January 5, 2018, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.

She was born April 23, 1933 in Crystal Lake to Magnus and Theresa (Granath) Nelson. On October 6, 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald J. Butler at St. Mary Catholic Church of McHenry.

Nancy enjoyed working in retail as a young woman at Gladstone’s Department Store in McHenry for approximately 10 years and later at the Smith’s Childrens Clothing stores in Woodstock and McHenry for 5 years. A devoted wife and mother, Nancy’s family was always her most important priority during her lifetime. A loving and adoring grandmother, she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Enjoyments during her lifetime included traveling with her husband, gardening, and taking care of her beloved poodle, Teddy. Nancy was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry for the majority of her lifetime.

Survivors include five children, Carol Holderman, Diane (Steve) Buss, Thomas (Karen) Butler, Susan (James) Frantz and Timothy (Amy) Butler; her grandchildren, Jeremey (Jeanne) Butler, Sean Butler, Courtney (Grady) Symonds, Jenna (Dave) Winsko, Drew (Katie) Buss, Stephanie (Graham Olson) Frantz, Kyle, Nikki and Michelle Frantz, Troy and Andrea Butler; five great-grandchildren, Brooke, Ethan, Austin, Eliza, and Cash; her sister-in-law, Boots Butler, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on October 30, 2011; her grandson, Josh Butler; her sister, June (the late Eugene “Bud”) Oxtoby; her brothers, Harold (the late Frances) Nelson and Leonard (the late Ardella) Nelson; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Ann (the late Jim) Bingley; and brother-in-law, Andrew Butler.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1401 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Those attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday.

Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, McHenry.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Pioneer Center of McHenry.

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

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4:00 PM 1/9/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

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11:00 AM 1/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1401 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Family and friends are to meet directly at church.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1401 N. Richmond Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

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