BRISTOL — David G. Butcher, 62, of Bristol, died at 11:43 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
He married Mary (Detwiler) Butcher on April 6, 1979, in Elkhart.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; his mother, Erma; daughters Annette (Barry Hines) Butcher of Bristol and Angela Butcher of Tennessee; siblings Vicki (Phil) Mikulak of Granger and Terry (Mindy) Butcher of Lakeville; his dog, Jack; sisters-in-law Bonnie (Gene) Nicholai, Patty (John) Carpenter and Cindy (Gary) Bontrager; brothers-in-law Ed (Diane) Detwiler, Ken Detwiler and David (Deb) Detwiler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his father and parents-in-law, Carlisle “Porky” and Lillian Detwiler.
David was a 1969 graduate of Mishawaka High School and served with the U.S. Army, 101st Screaming Eagles, in Vietnam. He was manager of the Six Span ACE Hardware Store for 18 years.
He was affiliated with the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, working with the children, was a member of the Elkhart County Beef Cattle Association, raised Hereford cattle and enjoyed watching the tractor pulls. He collected farm toys and attended the annual farm toy show in Iowa. David was an avid supporter of Coca Cola, an IU basketball fan and bowled in the Monday night league at Maple City Bowl.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and an hour prior to the 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, service, all at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastor Joel Gentz will officiate and burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Land Development Fund or Passionately Purple Sarah Crane Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.