Obituary of Scott D. Butler
A Celebration of Life is planned for Scott D. Butler on July 15, 2023. A graveside service will be held at the Oakridge Cemetery in West Liberty at 11:30 am with the Celebration of Life continuing at the West Liberty United Methodist Church from 12:00-3:00. A light lunch will be served. Please join Scott’s family and share your fond memories of Scott with them.
Scott Dudley Butler, 66, was born in Moline, Illinois, on December 20, 1956 to Ronald and Delores Butler. He died on January 5, 2023 at his home in Gunter, Texas with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, and four children from a previous marriage: April (David), Austin, Zachary, and Shaylee (Max). He is also survived by his mother, Delores Butler, his brother, Emmett and wife Barbara Butler, and three sisters, DeeAnn Linquist (Bill), Dawn and (Michael) Buchart, and Darlene Hellerich, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law: Yolanda Butler, two stepsons: Chad and (Vanessa) Taylor and grandchildren Jadeyn and Brock; and Cory and (Christie) Taylor, grandchildren Clay, Kinlee, and Karlee Mae. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Butler, and his youngest brother, Brian Butler.
Scott, fondly known as “Fuzzy,” grew up in West Liberty, Iowa, and graduated from West Liberty High School. While in school, Scott not only excelled academically, but also in music, drama, and student government. He was an honor student, active in band and vocal music programs. He excelled in sports, playing football, basketball, track, golf, and wrestling. He took great pride in being a West Liberty Comet. Scott went on from High School to University of Northern Iowa and enjoyed campus life. He joined the PKA fraternity and served as President for a time. He was active in the Greek Society for many years.
Shortly after graduating from UNI, Scott began his 30-year career with Allstate. Later in life he enjoyed substitute teaching and working for Tenet Healthcare as a contract administrator.
Scott lived life to the fullest and shared his enthusiasm with everyone. He loved to bake and often showed his love by sharing his bread and cookies. His passion for music and cooking will live on through his children.
Scott met his soul mate, Sheila, almost 8 years ago. Shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Together they fought his cancer, sharing their joys and sorrows, ups and downs, and faced the fear of the unknown with courage, kindness, caring, and unconditional love for one another. Scott maintained a strong faith throughout his life, including his battle with cancer. We are comforted in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father.