May 17, 1920 – Wednesday, December 11, 2013
St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, MN
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Friday, December 20, 2013
Lloyd Alfred Butterfass, age 93, of Howard Lake and formerly of Waverly, MN departed this world on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Good Samaritan in Howard Lake, Minnesota.
He was born in Montrose, MN on May 17, 1920 the son of Gerhard (Jerry) and Anna (Yost) Butterfass. He was baptized on June 13, 1920 and was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on August 5, 1934 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Montrose, MN. On May 6, 1945 he married Esther Koch at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Montrose and they were blessed with five children.
Lloyd was primarily a farmer and a “jack of all trades” who enjoyed carpentry, playing cards, dominoes and checkers. He especially enjoyed dancing with Esther. Ice fishing was among one of his favorite past times when time allowed. He often spoke fondly of ice skating in his younger days on the Crow River.
He is survived by his wife Esther Butterfass of 68 years of marriage, children Doris (Robert) Schendel, Loren Butterfass both of Waverly, MN and Esther (Melvin) Rauch of Stewart, MN; grandchildren Julie (Terry) Fasching, Jonathan (Jody) Schendel, James (Amy) Schendel, Joshua Butterfass, Jessica (Tony) Fudali, Justin (Kris) Butterfass, Jennifer (Jesse) Gunderson, Joni (Eric) Warhol, Jyme Butterfass, Jamie Butterfass, MaClaine Butterfass, Lucas Butterfass and Paul Rauch; 25 great-grandchildren; sister Marie Kliche of Howard Lake; Sandi Butterfass (daughter-in-law) from Watkins, Minnesota and many nieces and nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Edward Butterfass, infant daughter Harriet Butterfass, brothers, Elroy Butterfass, Harold Butterfass and Donald Kliche (brother-in-law) and many other relatives.
Funeral services for Lloyd A. Butterfass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.
A visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 4-8 PM. Prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
Honorary Casket Bearer will be Josh Butterfass.
Casket Bearers will be Lucas Butterfass, Justin Butterfass, Mac Butterfass, Jon Schendel, James Schendel and Paul Rauch.
Interment will be at the Dutch Lake Cemetery, Howard Lake Minnesota.
The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.