Edward Iver "Ed" Butler, 77, of Hampton, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. He was born June 21, 1942, to Enos and Winifred (Corrough) Butler in Hampton.
Ed graduated from Hampton High School and furthered his education at Iowa State University. He was united in marriage to Ella Freese on June 20, 1964, in Alden. To this union, two children were born: Rhett and Rebecca. Ed owned and operated Hampton Auto Body.
Ed was an active member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hampton, where he also sang in the church choir for many years. He was a 40 year member of Hampton Rotary Club. Ed was also a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of American, Two Rivers Motorcycle Club and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club. He enjoyed motorcycling, fishing and gardening.
Ed is survived by his wife Ella Butler of Hampton, son Rhett Butler of Cedar Rapids, daughter Rebecca (Jason) Fink of Hampton, Norwegian son Trond (Hilde) Grytting of Bergen, Norway, granddaughter Katelyn Butler of Lafayette, Indiana, granddaughter Abby Fink of Cedar Falls, grandson Eli Fink of Hampton, sister-in-law Georgia Mourlam of Alden, sister-in-law Jo Berndt of Buckeye, brother-in-law Gary Brooks of St. Louis, Missouri, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Enos and Winifred Butler, sister Elizabeth Brooks, brother-in-law Jerry Berndt, mother-in-law Fay Freese, father-in-law George Freese and his beloved granddogs Bailey and Cassie.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:oo p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery.
Our sincere sympathies to Ella and family. Jeanne and Leroy Meyer
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