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Scott D. Butler

Obituary for Scott D. Butler

October 1, 1955 - September 2, 2015
Noblesville, Indiana | Age 59

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SCOTT DANIEL BUTLER, 59, Noblesville, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He fought with his last breath to remain with his wife and fellow adventurer, Jane Williams Butler. He was proud of his heritage: born in Honolulu, Hawaii to his Army father, Larry G Butler (deceased) and his half Cherokee mother, Mary McIntosh Butler who survives.
Education (whether formal or informal) was so important to Scott. While in the U.S. Navy, he took correspondence courses which enabled him upon discharge to graduate from Purdue University in 2.5 years. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1982 and audited divinity courses through Yale Divinity School even after he became disabled. He challenged and encouraged so many people along their own educational journeys.
Besides his wife and mother, Scott leaves behind his children: Nicole (Matt) Klocek; Tim Butler; Derek Butler; Natalie (Michael) Smith and Daniel (Lynae) Butler. He adored his grandsons: Luke Daniel Klocek, Landen Scott Butler and Samuel Robert Smith. A fourth grandson is due in January, 2016. Siblings: Sarah Beth (James) Manis, Frank (Trish Santini) Butler and Anna (Michael) Webb also survive. Many former colleagues were blessed with nuggets of advice from Scott on how to read a survey, how to write a well-constructed letter, etc. That was his gift: to teach and educate. He continued this through his journal on caringbridge.org. His writings enabled followers to know and understand more fully his treatment issues with Multiple Myeloma.
Scott loved traveling (he and his wife completed their 50 state quest in 2013 even after his diagnosis), attending Colts games, his pickup truck, biking, the Cubs, music (especially Bob Dylan) and golfing. Beyond these things, nothing would have pleased him more than picking up a red pen and editing this obituary which would have undoubtedly flowed more succinctly and with such wonderful prose.
Family will welcome friends 4-8 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Flanner and Buchanan, 325 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 with funeral services at 2:30 pm Friday, September 11, 2015 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 3106 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 with calling one hour prior. Burial will follow immediately after funeral services at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for multiple myeloma research. Please make checks payable to: IU Foundation and mail to IUF, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Indicate "In Memory of Scott Butler" on the memo line. You may also make donations online at cancer.iu.edu/giving. Other organizations designated by Scott were: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Wheeler Mission.

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