David Gerard Butell
David Gerard Butell

Mass of Christian Burial for David Gerard Butell, 44, Lawrence will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He died September 14, 2012 at his home in Lawrence.

He was born September 13, 1968 in Kansas City, KS the son of James and Barbara (Lesch) Butell.

He graduated in 1987 from Lawrence High School and worked with his father on the family farm.

He married Lorrie Jean Higgins on September 12, 1997 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include sons, Austin James and Aaron Joseph of the home; his parents, James and Barbara Butell of Lawrence; two brothers, Greg Butell of Kansas City, MO; Mike Butell of Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Butell in 1962.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 with a visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Visiting Nurses Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com.

Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Sep. 16, 2012.
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With deepest sympathy to the family during your time grief. Psalms 46:1 says God is for us a refuge and strength and a help readily to be found during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
September 23, 2012
Sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Steve Montgomery
September 21, 2012
Dear Butell family. I did not know David, but I went to grade school with his brother.

My heart is saddened for David's children. Keep David's memory alive by talking about him and sharing fond memories.

My youngest brother, Joe, was very close to David in their childhood. I am hoping Joe made it to David's funeral mass. I had to work, otherwise I would have been at the rosary and mass. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers and hope in time you will find peace.

Time does heal, but it doesn't ease the pain you are feeling now. We unexpectedly lost a 39-year-old brother in 2001. It still hurts and we miss him dearly, but we know he's watching over us.

God bless you and keep you and may his light shine upon you.
~Le-Thu Erazmus
September 20, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. What a shock to us all. David had a heart of gold and a drive of no other. Hold his memories dear and know he was thought of often. He will be sadly missed.
Trina Langston
September 20, 2012
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of David, we just heard today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the all the family. God Bless
Steve and Colleen Butell
September 19, 2012
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and so sorry for your Loss!
Mark Nicolay
Mark Nicolay
September 18, 2012
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all !
Mark Nicolay
September 18, 2012
Greg - so very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.
Torrence Anderson
September 18, 2012
Lorrie and Family. Please know that your family is in our hearts and prayers at this time of sadness. I'm sadden that the world has lost a beautiful soul but know that his smile will shine on in your hearts. He was loved and will be missed by all of his friends. May you feel the warmth and the love to help you through this difficult time.
Brenda Trisler-Shirar
September 18, 2012
Butell family, We are so saddened to hear of David's passing. We will be praying for you and your family.

Many Prayers, The Georgie Family
September 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know the Lord will comfort you all during this time. I am so sorry for your loss as he was a great friend to alot of people. He will be missed by so many. My family sends prayers and peace to you all. LaWanda Houp-Daniels
September 17, 2012
Butell Family - So sorry to hear about the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kurt Easum
September 17, 2012
Lorrie-I am so sorry to hear about Dave. You and your boys are in our hearts and prayers.
Mollie Qualseth
September 17, 2012
Lori and family, Please accept my condolences in the loss of your husband and father. I am a friend of Gail's and she has kept me up to date. I will pray for peace in your heart and always remember that he will always be with you in spirit. Andrea Day
Andrea Day
September 17, 2012
To Lorrie & Family: Although there aren't any words to help ease your sorrow, please know that you are very close in my thoughts and prayers.
Valerie Lovan
September 17, 2012
Barbara, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kendall Wolf
September 17, 2012
jim and barbara,so sorry to hear about david..i have such fond memories of all of you. you are in my heart and prayers.
connie marks
September 16, 2012
Lorrie, Jim and Barbara
I am so sorry to hear about David. Dave was a great man and I have lot's of GREAT memories of Dave! Dave was a good friend and will be missed!
Larry Johnson
September 16, 2012
To Lorrie & Family: My heart is broken for you all. May memories comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Julie Lowrance
September 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. So sorry for your loss.
Jerry Katzfey
September 16, 2012
Barbara and James, You have my sincerest sympathy.
Thinking of you.
Beverly Kipp
September 16, 2012
We are sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.
Mike, Lori , Rylee, Megan Drumm
September 16, 2012
Lorrie,
Our deepest sympathies to you and the boys.
May you find comfort in these words:
David is gone from your touch,
but not from your hearts;
gone from your sight,
but forever in your memories.

Love, Julie, Mark and Sunney
Julie Tesch
September 16, 2012
my thoughts and prayers to the family.
kaye prochnow
September 16, 2012
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