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Florence Lucille Butler, 89, passed away on June 27, 2014 at the Thomas House in Perham. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 2 beginning at noon at the United Methodist Church in Perham, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. Burial will be held in Calvary Memorial Cemetery, near Perham.

Florence Lucille Book was born on June 27, 1925, on their farm near Rugby, N.D. She attended North Dakota Agricultural College (NDSU) and graduated with a degree in bacteriology. There, she met Aubrey Butler and the two were married on March 20, 1948. They first moved to Wisconsin and then, later relocated to Decorah, Iowa; Dubuque and then Mason City where she raised her six children. She later worked for the Mason City School District, NIACC and ConAgra Labs. In 1986, they moved to their once-vacation home on Schuster Lake, outside of Perham.

Lucille had several hobbies, including painting, gardening, golf, church activities and, of course, family gatherings.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Aubrey; six children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren: son William (Bill), his wife Cathy, of Annapolis, Md., their two children: Amy (husband David and children Emily, Allison and Julie) and Michael; son Dale (and wife Patricia) of Frisco, Colo.; daughter Jan Butler-Mott (and husband Randall) of Breckenridge, Colo.; daughter Betty Koenig (and husband Michael) of Silverthorne, Colo. and their children: Emma Chambers-Koenig (and husband Drew) and son Charles; daughter Barbara Theiss (husband John) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and their children: John Jr. and Tessa; son Jeffrey (wife Margo) of Crookston, Minn., and their children: Adam (wife Jade and daughter Sienna), Lucas and Daphne; sister Ethel Kent of Hatton, N.D.; and sisters-in-law: Joan Engel of Frazee and Jane Book of Mesa, Ariz.; and many wonderful friends.

Memorials and donations may be sent to: Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1102 West River Road, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home - Perham is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit