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Charles O. Butts

Charles O. Butts

Charles O. Butts, age 79, of Mitchell, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Will Funeral Chapel with burial at Graceland Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.

Charles O. Butts, son of Herbert and Lottie (Chapman) Butts, was born May 20, 1935 in Letcher, SD. He attended school in Mitchell, SD and Huron, SD. After his schooling Charlie entered the US Army and served in the Korean War on the front lines. He was honorably discharged on July 1, 1955 and returned to South Dakota. Charlie then began his 40+ career as a mason and construction worker in Southern California. He moved back to Mitchell in the late 1990s.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Thanksgiving dinner, gardening, making memories with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, C. Dan (Mary) Jacobs, Glendale, AZ, Tamra Misner, Watertown, SD, Wendy (Gary) Martindale, Auburn, WA, Brenda Hyche, Tacoma, WA, Karla Reynolds, Lower Lake, CA; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Skelly, Mitchell, SD; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and three brothers.