Lorance Butcher - November 20, 2009Lorance E. “Butch” Butcher, 82, of Clarks, formerly of Central City, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Central City Care Center.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 20 at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor Dennis Berlin officiating. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery at a later date.
Lorance was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Silver Creek to George W.F. and Alice M. M. (Mills) Butcher. He grew up in Silver Creek until the age of 10 when the family moved to Central City. He received his education in the Central City Public Schools.
He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1945, serving during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1947.
He married Betty Brandenburg on Jan. 30, 1948 in Grand Island. They lived in Central City. He was employed by L.L. Haddix Welding Shop for 21 years, until 1969 when he started community welding until he retired in 1989. They moved to Marquette, then back to Central City and finally to Clarks, until last January when he moved to Central City Care Center.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Aurora and he served 21 years on the Central City Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry Butcher of Central City, Scot and Karen Butcher of Marquette and Russel and Tami Butcher of Central City; one daughter, Jacque Stutheit of Lincoln; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; an infant daughter, Debra Marie Butcher; three brothers, Clyde Butcher, Leo Butcher and Leanard Butcher; and sisters, Birdie Bush, Louise Stander and Erma Veed.
Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences may be sent to them at www.wagnerfuneral.com