Nancy Jo Butler, 74, died peacefully on Feb. 6, 2013.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Richard; sons Richard Butler, Jr. (Kelley) Indianapolis, Patrick Butler (Mary), Minneapolis, and Steven Butler (Allison), Eagan; daughters, Laurie Klinkhammer (John), Eau Claire, Wis., Aran Jackson (Minter) Vicenza, Italy, Lynn Daleiden (Lee), Mendota Heights, and many grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews.
Nancy was born in Louisville, Ky., and grew up in Cincinnati. She graduated from Regina High School in Cincinnati, Class of 1956, and attended Barat College in Chicago, where she studied history. She married Richard Butler in 1959.
Nancy loved baseball and the Cincinnati Reds continued to be her team after the family moved to Minnesota in 1978. She was active at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Stillwater and was a long-time choir member.
Nancy loved to travel, play bridge and quilt. She was an accomplished knitter and an avid reader. Most of all, she loved her family and adored her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation is 10 a.m. and a funeral mass is 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Stillwater. A reception lunch follows the mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Michael’s Church Building Fund.