Joseph "Joe" Ozie Butler Sr., 73, of Norwalk, IA passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home in Norwalk. Celebration of Life will be 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 2019 Swan Dr. Norwalk, IA. Private family Inurnment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Montour, IA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Marshalltown Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Joe was born June 28, 1946, to Edwin and Bettie (Bottsford) Butler in Chariton, IA. After school he married the love of his life Linda Myers on June 28, 1966 in Marysville, MO. He was the owner and operator of Butler Asphalt Paving Company in West Des Moines, IA until he retired in 2000. Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, was an avid Hawkeye fan and loved to play poker. Joe was known for his generous heart and being the best husband, father and grandpa to his loved ones.
Joe will be missed by his wife, Linda Butler of Norwalk; three children, Joseph Jr. (Michelle) Butler of Norwalk, Edwin "Eddy" Butler of Ankeny, IA, Jennifer "Jen" (Conrad) Thomas of Des Moines; Daughter in-law Christine Butler of Texas. 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Phillip (Elaina Butler) of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his son Robert Butler, parents, Edwin and Bettie (Bottsford) Butler, and siblings: Larry Old Bear, Margie Williams, Bill Butler, Edwin "Bub" Butler and Bonnie Couch.
My heart and love goes out to the family. Words cannot express the pain I know yall are feeling. I have never met the gentleman but i know in my heart he was a kind and loving person to everyone. He has gained his wings and now is in heaven resting peacefully. My deepest sympathy goes out to yall. Just know that he loved yall and he is now yall guardian angel!! For yall should not cry tears of pain, but tears of joy and happiness knowing he was loved dearly by many. Wishing the family moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend, father, grandfather, who was so close to you. My family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers💜💜 Love always Angela (Lavon) Webster and family
My heart goes out to the Butler family. I know Joe is in Heaven, cause I’m sure having Joe Jr and myself working for him was hell.....at times. Love you all. Bless you. Brad & Michelle Buckalew
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