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Butler, Robert Alvin (1945-1964)

BUTLER, DEHART, THOMPSON

Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 9/28/2017 at 07:26:20

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Friday, October 2, 1964

Where Butler Auto Hit Garage

This was the scene early this morning near the Grove Clark St intersection, when an auto driven by Robert A. Butler, 19, of this city, ran into the end of a garage owned by Jake Claubaugh. The Junior College youth apparently had died of natural causes while driving to his JC classes shortly before 8 a.m. A witness, Mrs. Ilene Robertson, 509 Grove St., said she saw the car, going south on Grove St., slow down, then slowly head toward the building. The car was not badly damaged in the mishap. Webster City's rescue truck crew and a physician worked in vain in an effort to revive Butler.

Robert Butler Dies Suddenly While Driving

Robert A. Butler, 19 year old Webster City Junior college student, died suddenly this morning at about 8 o'clock while driving from his home to his JC classes.

Death apparently occurred while he was driving south on Grove St. near the Clark St. intersection, and the car turned and ran into the north end of a nearby garage.

Dr. E.K. Lowary, county medical examiner, said late this morning that death "appeared to be due to natural causes." An autopsy was being held at Fort Dodge to determine the exact cause.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Paul Heath officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Robert Alvin Butler, son of Alvin H. Butler and Mae L. Butler, of 300 East Curve Drive, was born May 13, 1945 at Webster City. He received his education in the Webster City schools. He was graduated with the class of 1963.

He had been employed at the Franklin Mfg. Co. prior to starting to attend Webster City Junior college this fall.

He is survived by his parents; one sister, Mrs. Don (Judy) DeHart of Waco, Texas; his grandparents, Mrs. Homer Butler of Webster City; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Thompson, also of Webster City, and two nephews, Mark and Murray DeHart. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles.

He was a member of the Methodist church.


 

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