BEECHER, Wis. - Lyle A. Butterfield, 86, of Wild Rose, Wis., formerly of Beecher, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Beecher on Oct. 1, 1926; son of the late John and Anna (Francis) Butterfield. Lyle attended the Cole School. He worked at the family farm and at the family's sawmill before moving to Sheboygan and worked for Kohler. During the Kohler strike, Lyle moved back to Beecher and farmed the family's homestead. After the strike ended, he moved back and continued working at Kohler until retirement.
Lyle enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing. He also loved to play cards, especially poker, sheepshead and cribbage, with his family and friends.
Lyle is survived by his three children, Lois (Jim) Piper of Wild Rose, Gene (Diane) Butterfield of Kingsford, and Judy Graves of Kingsford; 10 grandchildren: Miriam, Angela, Heather, Jennifer, Christopher, Cassandra, Jessica, Hannah, and Zachariah; three great-grandchildren, Jane, Kimberly, and Michelle; and a brother, John (Elaine) Butterfield of Wausaukee, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; a grandchild, Daniel; a great-grandchild, Jareth; brothers and sisters: Harold, Mae, Arlene, Alice and Harvey; and a son-in-law, David.
Funeral service will be at noon on today at Messar-Roubal Funeral Home in Wausaukee with Pastor Don Landwehr officiating.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service today at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Pembine Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at messarfuneralhome.com
Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family.