In Memory of


Edwin Butcher, age 61, of Corunna, Michigan passed away Monday, February 4, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. Ed rose to Vice-President of Manufacturing at Lee L. Woodards during eighteen years of service. He also served as President of Owosso Motor Car Company of Owosso, Michigan and manager of Maurell Products for nine years. He was also a plant manager at Hehr International and a sales rep for Bentley Industries. Ed was a manufacturing consultant for several years and managed to help in the operation of the family farm for forty years. Funeral Services were held 11 am, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Northgate Wesleyan Church, in Owosso, with Pastor Cal Emerson officiating. Burial followed at West Haven Cemetery. Edwin was born on April 6, 1946 in Dearborn, Michigan, the son of Leo and Dorothy (Holzhausen) Butcher. He graduated from Owosso High School with the class of 1964. He then attended Mott and Lansing Community Colleges before finishing at General Motors Institute at Flint, Michigan. He served with the United States Marine Corp Reserves. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Dog and Gun Club, and the Shiawassee Conservation Club. Survivors include his daughter, Lezlie (Bill) Rusin of Wake Forest, NC; sons, Steve (Carrie) Butcher of Warren, VT, and Brad (Brandi) Butcher of Owosso; grandchildren, Jacob, September, Trevor, Melanie, and Max; brothers-in-law, Hal (Sandy) Jenkinson and family of Springfield, MA, Gerald Jenkinson and family, and Gene (Suzanne) Ackert and family of Charleston, SC; many cousins; special personal friend, Kathy Wiles of Chesaning; additional friends, Randy and Kathi Chapman, and the Mary Lou Dorn family.

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