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John R. Butler

March 1, 1927 May 6, 2007
John R. Butler
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PEORIA-John R. “Jack” Butler, 80 of Peoria, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born on March 1, 1927 in Peoria to Frank and Mary McDonough Butler. He married Barbara Sharkey on May 21, 1966 in Bradford. She survives. Also Surviving are one son, Dennis (Julie) Butler of Dunlap; one daughter, Kathleen Wagner of Bedford, VA; three grandchildren, Alyssa, John and Brett; one brother, Donald Butler of Peoria and one sister, Eileen Butler of Peoria. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. John was Vice President of P.A. Bergner’s Department Store and retired in 1988. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and it’s Men’s Club and Izaak Walton League. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Don Roszkowski officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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