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Dale Butler

March 26, 1926 — March 7, 2013

Dale V. Bulter, age 95, of Peoria died on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Hawthrone Manor in Peoria.

He was born on March 26, 1917 in Peoria the son of James T. and Mildred S. (Combs) Butler. He married Dorothy Harker on June 1, 1940 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on January 13, 2000.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (William) Conger and Sheila (Martin) Matthews, both of Peoria; four grandchildren: Bill (Michelle) Conger, Deanna (Michael) Lyons, Jeff (Tonya) Conger and Tiffany Matthews; and 6 Great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister.

Dale was a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Peoria for 37 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 263, Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria and the Mohammed Shrine of Peoria, where he was a member of the Arab and Fire Patrol and a driver for the Transportation Unit. He also volunteered at Proctor Hospital for many years as a Blue Coat.

Dale was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2 of Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home located at 428 West McClure Ave, Peoria. Rev. Jon Dainty will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the 1st Baptist Church of Peoria.

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MAR 10. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604


MAR 11. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

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