Hamilton County


Gayle Maynard Butler





Gale M. Butler, 55, longtime Woolstock area resident, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hamilton County hospital Wednesday afternoon, death being attributed to a heart attack.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral home with Pastor Austin G. Rugger officiating, and with burial in Troy cemetery south of Eagle Grove.

Gale Maynard Butler, son of Charles and Mary Willson Butler, was born March 31, 1917 and educated in Hamilton and Wright counties.

During World War II, he served with the former Co. E, 34th Infantry division, serving four years in the European war theater.

He was united in marriage Sept. 4, 1946 to Eleanor Joyce Spires, and the couple had resided in the Woolstock community for the past 26 years.

Mr. Butler was associated with the Maudlin Construction Co. as a rock crusher operator for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife; one son and three daughters, Virgil C. Butler of Rutland, Iowa, Mrs. Richard (G. Crystal) Griffith of El Paso, Texas, Kimberly and Lelanie Butler, both at home; two grandsons; one granddaughter, and two brothers, Gilbert C. Butler, Sr. and Louis L. Lovelace, Sr., both of Webster City.

He was preceded in death by one son, Vincent in 1969; by his parents; two brothers and one sister.

He was a member of the Woolstock United Methodist Church.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Jan. 11, 1973

Gale Maynard Butler was born Mar. 31, 1917 to Charles and Mary Willson Lovelace Butler. He died Jan. 10, 1973 and is buried in the Troy Cemetery, Woolstock, IA.

Pvt. Butler served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a machine gunner with the “Red Bull” division, 133rd Infantry.

Source: ancestry.com