Robert H. Butt

July 15, 2018


COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — Robert H. Butt, 84, of Cottage Grove passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Woodbury Senior Living in Woodbury, Minn.

Memorial service was 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville, Wis., at a later time.

Robert Butt was born March 9, 1934, in Winona, to Harry Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Lyman) Butt. He graduated high school in Winona, 1952 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1953, during the Korean War. Robert was married to JoAnn Walton in Winona, in 1957 and they lived in several locations including Kansas, Mankato, Minn., and Belmond, Iowa. Robert enjoyed his bus driving career for 33 years. He enjoyed touring across America and talking to strangers that boarded his bus. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose love extended to his brother and the Walton Family. In 2000, he and JoAnn rekindled their relationship and had been dating until JoAnn’s passing April 25, 2016.

Robert is survived by sons, Randall (Pam), Scott, Wayne (Angi) and Kevin (Michelle); grandchildren, Kristin, Brandon, Jennifer, Joshua, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Jessica, Logan and Brenden; great-grandchildren, Madison, Megan and Sawyer; brother, Paul (Kathy); and niece, Lindsay. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements with Kok Funeral Home, Cottage Grove. www.kokfuneralhome.com. 651-459-2483.

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