Ronald Joseph Butcher, 58, of Loogootee, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday surrounded by his loving family.
Ronald was born to Marguerite (Riley) Butcher and the late Richard Butcher on July 16, 1958, in Indianapolis.
He is a graduate of Loogootee High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went on to achieve multiple technical degrees and finished with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Evansville. He played a vital role for 32 years at NSWC Crane, progressing from an electronics technician to an electrical engineer. He achieved many award, such as the Commander's Award for Civilian Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and inventor. He loved to travel with his family, where they made many happy memories around the country. He was son, brother, husband, dad, daddy, grandpa, papaw and friend to many. He never met a stranger and had one of the most giving hearts.
He is survived by his mother, Marguerite (Riley) Butcher of Loogootee; wife of 34 years, Rhonda (Pierson) Butcher; son Joshua (Holly) Butcher of Washington; two daughters, Kendra (Nick) Wade of Fort Branch and Jessica Butcher of Washington; three brothers, Rick (Lisa) Butcher of Texas, Thomas Butcher of Evansville, Terry (Michelle) Butcher of Loogootee; sister Karla (Bill) Latham of Ohio; and three beautiful granddaughters that were the joy of his life, Elaine Butcher, Brooklyn Wade, and Abigail Butcher.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Rehab in Bloomington and/or Wounded Warriors Project.
Condolences may be made online at blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 4, 2017