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Robert W. Butchert
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1924
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 2008
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Robert W. Butchert, 83, of Hibbing died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at the Golden Crest Living Center in Hibbing after a long battle with cancer.

Robert was born on July 18, 1924, in Hibbing and was the fifth and last child born to Joseph and Ursula (Prosnik) Butchert.

He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1943.

From June 1943 to 1946, he served in WWII with the 82nd Airborne, 325th Infantry Regiment, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and European Theater Operations, Three Major Campaigns-Two Spearhead, one for Holland, one for Battle of the Bulge and one for Berlin Army of Occupation, American Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, twice, Maroon Beret from the queen of England for capture of Nijmegan Bridge, the Orange Lanyard from the Queen of Holland and the Belgian Fourragere from the king of Belgium.

He worked for Republic Steel in 1946 and 1947, driving trucks and operating heavy equipment.

In 1948, he used his G.I. training bill to become a cutter for Arrow Shirts. This proved to be stressful work because 300 dozen shirts were cut at one time.

Bob married Frances Kubena in 1949.

Bob left the shirt factory in 1951 and began employment with Cummins Diesel as a mechanic. He worked his way to foreman and field service manager until his retirement in 1984.

Bob also taught accordion lessons at Bremen's Music Store in 1949 for one year.

In 1950, he started playing in a dance band, Roberts IV and then later Roberts III, playing a variety of music.

He was president of Local 612 Musicians Union for many years.

After retirement Bob enjoyed gardening immensely.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Fran; sons, Anthony (Mary) Butchert, DDS, of Eau Claire, Wis., and David J. Butchert, OD, of Seal Beach, Calif.; two granddaughters, Marie Butchert of Bloomington and Patricia Butchert of Henderson, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph (Aili) Butchert; sisters: Mary (Chester) Gardiepy, Lucy Rosewall (Nestor) Oling and Angie (Tony) Sterle.

Funeral: Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. The Rev. Clem Gustin O.S.C. will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.

Visitation: Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Parish wake prayers will be at 7 p.m.

Burial: Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his nephews: Jack Gardiepy, Michael Butchert, Wally Rosewall and Jim Rosewall, and his sons Dr. Anthony Butchert and Dr. David Butchert.

Honorary pallbearers are Louis Rebel, Joe Toldo, Gordy Lonchar, Jason Kubena, Anthony Mann and Steve Jacobson.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Maple Hill Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Jan 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23795986
Robert W. Butchert
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Thank you for your World War II service to our country, Mister Butchert! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
 Added: May. 4, 2014

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 Added: Jul. 28, 2008

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