Pearl M. Butt, age 82, of Greenville, went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, May 29, 2011, with her family by her side.
Pearl was born on April 14, 1929 and was the eldest of 4 children of John and Gertrude Barth of Thorp, Wisconsin. After graduating from Thorp High School she moved to Appleton and began work at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Pearl met and later married Lyle Butt on June 11, 1949, and spent 44 loving year’s together and raised 9 children. They spent their early-married years in Appleton before moving to the farm in Greenville where Pearl resided until her passing. Many friends and family members enjoyed the abundant produce grown in the orchards and gardens on the farm and everyone would always enjoy a tray of cookies and candies fresh from her kitchen, especially during the Christmas season. Pearl served many Friday night fish fry’s and worked many weddings and banquets as a waitress over the years, first at the Silver Dome in Greenville and later at the VFW Hall in Appleton. Many patrons were known to wait extra time if necessary to have her wait their table. She was a very active volunteer of Thrivent and her church, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenville. From working on church committees, cleaning the church, tabulating the weekly service collections and for many, many years coordinating the lunches served following the many funerals for community members. Pearl and Lyle enjoyed a very active social life having traveled to many destinations which included Hawaii and Alaska, but her favorite and most loved areas to visit were the Grand Old Opry, Dollywood and Renfro Valley to enjoy the blue grass music these areas are known for with her special friend Jim Plummer. Her parents, her husband Lyle in 1993 and all her siblings preceded her in death over the years with the most recent being her sister in December of 2009. Her children survive her: Marlin (Kim), Appleton; Daniel (Vonnie), Greenville; Ronald (Janeil), Appleton; Arden (Mary) Corvallis, MT.; Kathleen (Brad) Wessley, Neenah; Richard, Greenville; Karen (David) Spaeth, Doreen (And friend) John Paneck Stockbridge; Douglas, Greenville; and Pearl’s special friend Jim Plummer, Oshkosh; Pearl loved and truly enjoyed her grandchildren, Jason, Lindsey, Kyle, Kevin, Amanda, Branden, Justin and Mikala Butt, Sam and Matthew Spaeth, Ryan, Christopher and Nicholas Wessley and great-grandson Kaden Butt. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
The Christian Funeral for Pearl was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends called at the church on Monday, June 6, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established.
The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness fails me never; I nothing lack if I am His, and He is mine forever. Amen