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Bernard A. Butt

October 24, 1932 — October 22, 2017

Bernard A. Butt

Bernard A. Butt, 84, of Monticello, passed away at 7:44 pm, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at IU Health Lafayette, Indiana.He was born on October 24, 1932 in Peru, IN to the late John and Letitia Butt. He is survived by his wife Rosemary Stookey Butt and three daughters, Paris (Dan) Pepoon of Northbrook, IL, Apryl Plageman of Lafayette, IN, Autumn (Mark) McGregor of Pine Village, IN; nine grandchildren, Laney, Brian, and Natalie Pepoon, Zachary Ireland, Alex, Hayley, and Julian Plageman, Ian & Erin McGregor and one brother Gary (Mary) Butt.Bernard played in the U.S. Army Band during the Korean War. He attended North Manchester College until drafted. He received his bachelor degree and masters from Ball State University. Bernard was the Muncie Salvation Army band director. Bernard was a choir director at Valparaiso High School until 1989, from which he retired. Bernard also taught at Pennville, Bluffton and Columbia City all in Indiana. Bernard enjoyed golf and finally got a hole in one at the Kokomo American Legion in, IN. He especially enjoyed playing bridge. Bernard was a CUBS fan and went to his first game at Wrigley Field last year just before they won the World Series. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Butt; sister, Patricia Chalkley and grandson, Eli Plageman.In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation ARTreach Instrument Lending Program. PDF gift form here: or, envelopes for donating to the Instrument Lending Program will be available at the funeral home and also at Northside Grill: Casa del Roma. Please indicate IN MEMORY OF Bernard A Butt to make sure your gift is directed to the ARTreach program.Visitation will be Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm (EST) at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 S. Illinois St., MonticelloA second Celebration of Life will be held in Valparaiso, IN on Friday November 24, 2017 from 1-4 PM (CST) at Northside Grill: Casa del Roma Room 712 Calumet Ave. Valparaiso, IN 46383.Online condolences may be extended at
Visitation Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home

Sunday, November 05, 2017

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

202 S. Illinois St.Monticello, IN 47960
Directions Visitation Northside Grill - Casa del Roma Room

Friday, November 24, 2017

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

712 Calumet Ave.Valparaiso, IN 46383

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