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 Milan Frank “Butch” Garrett

Milan Frank “Butch” Garrett

Death 8 Dec 2012 (aged 74)
Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 102011130 · View Source
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WASHINGTON - Milan "Butch" F. Garrett, 74, of Washington passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Butch was born on Sept. 4, 1938, the son of Milan "Bud" V. Garrett and Antonia E. Stanfel Garrett. He married Marlene "Mar" Snider on March 1, 1957, at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Oceanside, Calif.

Butch is survived by his wife of 55 years; his children, Milan Scott (Diane) Garrett of Bartonville, Rusty A. Garrett of Washington, Kim M. (Dr. Thanad) Shay of Peoria, Michael J. (Lisa White) Garrett of Williamsville and Joseph A. Garrett of Washington; one sister, Elizabeth (Bill) Flatt of Mulkeytown; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmie Joe Garrett; and one granddaughter, Sophia-Marie Shay.

Butch was a graduate of Manual Training High School in 1956. He worked at Hyster from 1964 to 1977. He was union president from 1974 to 1977. He later worked for Caterpillar and Illinois Department of Corrections at Pontiac State Prison from 1988 to 2003, retiring in 2003 from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.

Butch was a member of the former St. John's Catholic Church in Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to services. Father Ken Marchulones will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice Services.

Please visit Butch's story at

Published in Peoria Journal Star on December 11, 2012




  • Created by: Alvin Oglesby
  • Added: 11 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102011130
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Milan Frank “Butch” Garrett (4 Sep 1938–8 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102011130, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Alvin Oglesby (contributor 47049777) .