Dean Butler

Dean E. Butler

Wednesday, October 11th, 1933 - Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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Dean E. Butler, 87, of rural Bellefonte, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Dean was born in Liberty Twp., Centre Co. on October 11, 1933, the son of the late Joseph and Freda McCartney Butler.
On April 21, 1955 he married Nancy L. Smith (Butler) who survives at home. Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Karen)Butler, Jeanne Butler, Shawn (Renae) Butler and Shelley (Paul) Patrick all of rural Bellefonte. He is also survived by his brother, Roy (Lemoyne) Butler of rural Bellefonte; his sister, Nancy (Robert) Rhoads of rural Bellefonte; his grandchildren, Scott (Jodi) Butler, Samantha Sheckler, Cameron Sheckler, Rylee Butler, Ray Hosterman and his great grandchildren, Jadyn Butler, Madysn Butler and Sydni Shirk. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Butler, Paul Butler. As well as his sisters, Theo Keith, Leola Poorman, Josephine Shawley, Lillian Crissinger and Sandra Gayle Alters.
Dean served his country proudly in the U. S. Navy from 1953 to 1957. Dean started his civillian career as a lineman for West Penn Power, then he went on to be a heavy equipment operator for Confer Coal Stripping. For the greatest remainder of his career, Dean was self-employed in various trades to include masonry, logging and landscaping.  Dean also drove bus for Fullington Bus Co. He was a member of the Bald Eagle Valley United Methodist Church and a member of the Milesburg American Legion Post 893. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, boating, camping and coaching girls softball. He enjoyed numerous hunting trips to Colorado and Montana and fishing trips to Canada.
Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family, and Deans final resting place will be in Schencks Cemetery, Howard Twp., Centre Co.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 201 Spring Street, Milesburg.
Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the Bald Eagle Valley United Methodist Church.
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    Schencks Cemetery
    Rt 150
    HOWARD, PA 16841
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Ron Lipscomb

Posted at 09:21pm
To Nancy and Family, my condolences, I am truly sorry for your loss. Dean was a wonderful man, and an even better washer thrower and card player.

Vonda Shady Baker

Posted at 12:19pm
✝️ We were so sorry to hear of cousin, Dean’s, passing. He was such a warm and colorful
personality and will surely be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to Nancy and family.
May he Rest In Peace with God and His angels. 💙
Bob and Vonda (Shady) Baker, Richmond, VA

Anita Yearick

Posted at 12:14am
Dear Nancy and family, I'm sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Although we haven't spent time together in years, I will always be grateful for your friendship we shared. Playing on numerous ball teams, fishing and canoe trips and many days at the camp . Fun parties at your house and Nancy's hospitality that she always, did with a smile. The endless stories with Shorty and the ball teams. I hope you find comfort in his memories and I am truly sorry for your loss. Bug

Karen Corley Weyant

Posted at 08:12pm
So sorry for you loss, I remember him way back in his softball coaching days. Remember all the good times you had as a family and always know he will be watching over each and everyone of you.

Karen Weyant

Doug Rossman

Posted at 07:09pm
Sorry to hear about my old buddy Dean. I’ll never forget all of our fishing trips to Canada and all of the fun times we had on Fullington bus trips. He was a good ol ‘boy. Prayers for your family.

Doug and Laura Rossman

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