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Laurel Ray Butler

September 24, 2019 | 11 comments

Laurel Ray Butler, 68, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.  Per his wishes no services will be held.



  1. Steve Nelson

    Dear Bultler Family,
    My deepest condolences. Our friends, family, community and our world has lost one of the finest people that ever was. So sorry for your loss. Please reach out if there is anything I can do.
    Steve Nelson

    • Angela

      Thank ypu Steve, greatly appreciated!

  2. Ruby Dykstra

    I’m so sad to hear of Laurels passing …he was a kind man ..sending prayers to his family !

    • Steve Wage

      Like I always say…people from Iowa are the best people on earth and Laurel was a fine example. He will be missed by many. God Bless you Laurel.

    • Angela

      Thank you Ruby, how kind of you!

  3. Carl Salek

    our sympathy to the family.i worked for many years with Laurel . He was a good man. Will miss him.

  4. Carl Smith

    Sorry to hear this. You are a good man Laurel, glad I got the opportunity to work with ya.

  5. Loren Molling

    My sympathy and prayers to all family! He was a good man an a hell of a railroader!!

  6. Jon Helm

    Laurel was a good man that I always was glad to have him out on a train. He was always a good man that i felt like he was a friend when I talked to him on the train
    Radio. Sorry to lose him!


    • Angela

      Thank you Big Jon, sure will miss him. Hope retirement is treating you well.

  7. Jeff Haggerty

    Thanks for the friendship, fishing trips and all the computer help. Very generous.

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