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Robert L. “Bobby” Butterfield

March 16, 2023 | 41 comments

Robert “Bobby” Lucas Butterfield, 32, of La Crosse Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Friday March 10, 2023. He was born May 7, 1990 in La Crosse, WI  to Steven and Debra Butterfield. His life was too brief and will be missed beyond measure.
Bobby was a natural born athlete who loved baseball and golf. He spent many of his summer days golfing with his brothers and nephew.  He graduated from Logan High School in 2008 where he excelled in sports, especially baseball. After high school he and his brothers continued their father’s tradition of playing city softball together and even won a few city championships. He was a quiet, observant person who never liked attention. When he spoke it was always something thoughtful and meaningful. He truly enjoyed the simple things in life, he  loved to laugh and never sweat the small stuff. Bobby also loved cooking, listening to music and podcasts. He loved all animals, especially his beloved dog, affectionately named Little Dog, she was his whole world. He enjoyed getting together with his family at his sister’s house and was known as the fun uncle. He was extremely excited to become an uncle again. Some nights you could catch him singing loudly to the Foo Fighters with his brother Logan, who was his best friend. Bobby is survived by his mother Debra Butterfield (Wayne Jensen), Grandmother Ruth “Toots” Malay. His siblings: Carrie (Bill) Cooper, Steven II (Heather) Butterfield, Josh (Heather) Butterfield, and Logan (Kelsie) Butterfield. His nine nieces and nephews: Jake, Courtney, Chase, Breanne, Trey, Kylie,Sophie,Trevor and his newest newphew Brooks Robert, named after his uncle. Bobby is preceded in death by his father Steven Butterfield, Grandparents Robert and Louise Butterfield and Grandfather Robert Malay. A celebration of life is being planned and will occur at a later date.
~I’m in the sky tonight. There I can keep by your side~ Foo Fighters



  1. Ryan Mickschl

    My deepest condolences to a great family. Bobby was one of my longest , closest friends dating back to kindergarten. My life story could not be written without him in it. The great memories I have of us is vast, and something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Love you Bob. Until next time friend.

    • Brian Skiles

      So incredibly sorry for your loss. I am sure there are zero words or actions to make the hurt get any easier to deal with. Just know that your whole family is in my thoughts and wish you peace, in these unfathomable times. Nothing but love your whole family. So so sorry. Hugs to all of you.

  2. Steve and Yo

    Prayers for you and family.❤️🙏😢

    • Spencer Hahn

      Sorry for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. H

    • Amy Peterson

      Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. 🙏🙏

  3. Brian Wrobel

    I met Bobby when we played baseball for the BGC (Boys and Girls Club) and always remembers Bobby “Butts” as a fun goofball. It was a log time ago at this point, but I don’t ever remember him worrying about the “big game” and he would always show up and do his best on the field (he was always one of the best on the field as well). I think one year we won just about every game/tournament we played in.

    I have lots of good memories with Bobby, from trips the Miller Park to watch the Brewers for $6 student Tuesdays and one time almost getting lost in Milwaukee on the way home, to countless poker games, one of which Bobby and I inadvertently developed the concept of Uber eats so we could get McDonald’s delivered to us (too bad we were only 14 years old…).

    Bobby was always a fun guy to be around. We may have lost touch after high school, but I would always consider Bobby a friend.

    Bobby will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Lisa Flock

    Deb and family, We want to give you our deepest condolences. You and your family have been a part our lives for many years. Keep your strength and take care of yourself. Thinking of you and always here for you. Tim and Lisa Flock

    • Annie Stasiak

      May God give you strength. Sending my love to all of you with prayers.

  5. Sandy and Mike Stall

    My sincere condolences to Debbie and family.

  6. Dianne Felland

    Jim and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your son. We know what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🏻 Dianne and Jim

  7. Joan Hendrick

    To all the Butterfield family, so very sorry to hear this very sad news. Met Bobby at Northside School, was a very nice young man. Of course we have known your family forever, can’t imagine your pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers for strength and healing. Rest in peace Bobby. Hugs, The Hendricks.

  8. Theresa Gentry

    Deb, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Carol Brueggen

    Deb and family I’m so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. I’m sure your heart is broken. He sounds like a great guy. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

    • Buffy

      My deepest sympathy to all of you!
      All of my good vibes, thoughts, love & prayers are being sent to all of you during this difficult time.
      Love all of you,

  10. Teresa DeLong

    My thoughts and sympathies to you all.

  11. Nikki Davies

    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother Logan. I’m thinking about you and sending love.

  12. Cheyenne Sackmaster

    Soo sorry for your family’s loss. What a beautiful way to incorporate his name with his newest little nephew. Sending prayers of healing to you all ❤️

  13. Joe Mommaerts

    Our prayers and condolences are with your entire family.

  14. Rolland & Sarah Gerard

    You all have our deepest condolences. Bobby was always so fun to be around. He will be greatly missed.

    • Jaime Hauser

      So sorry for your loss! Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Ze Vue

    Prayers to the fam. Thoughts are with you guys!

  16. Jean Lindsey

    So very sorry for your loss Deb and family. Prayers and Thoughts Are With You.

  17. Quincy Blackwell

    Sending an immense amount of love to The Butterfields right now during this trying time. Your family has always been great neighbors and friends.
    Me and Bobby go back as far as I can remember, so many days spent running all over the neighborhood and just as many days playing baseball. Truly too many memories to count. Gone way too soon Butts.

  18. Vanessa (Malay) Blokhuis

    You have all been in my daily thoughts and prayers. Love you all and sending you so much strength during this extremely difficult time.

  19. Emily Bendel

    I knew Bobby throughout elementary school and beyond. Then we worked together at Northside Elementary. He was a great person. He will be greatly missed.

  20. Kimberly Holthaus

    Carrie and family, My sincere condolences! I’m here for you if you need me. I’ve never got to meet your brother, but you spoke of him a lot! I know how much he means to you. HUGS to you all.

  21. Judi Wylie

    Deb so sorry to hear about Bobby. You and your family are in my prayers.

  22. Carla Green

    My deepest sympathy to the Butterfield family. Prayers to you all through this difficult time.

    • Louise and Dewey Adams

      My deepest sympathy to the Butterfield family.

  23. Jeannette Wuensch

    Debbie and the whole Butterfield family, thinking of you all and sending my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Healing prayers 🙏🙏

  24. Vickie Gartner

    To my cousins. So sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers and hugs to all of you.

  25. Alison Mommaerts

    To my Butterfield family, my heart hurts for everyone of you. I know how much love you had for him and how much love he had for all of you. Bobby was not only one of my best friends, but my partner for close to a decade on and off. We had some unforgettable memories. That I will cherish forever. There is Soo much more I want to say but am unable to find the words. Bobby, give Daisy girl a big squeeze for me. “Until we meet again”. Love you….

  26. Justin Thorsen

    Condolences to the Butterfield family. Bobby was a man of few words, but he could definitely light up the room when he wanted to. I was fortunate to be able to play softball and golf in tournaments with him, Logan, and Steve. Those memories of him will always live on.
    Bobby will sure be missed.
    Prayers to the Butterfield family.

  27. Kathy Chapiewsky

    Deb and family, I’m so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers will with you all.

  28. Chad Keppen

    Bobby, you are a great loss to the family. I know we didn’t know each other as adults but I remember your joy as a young man. You will forever be missed.

  29. Carol Waters

    Deb, so very sorry to hear about Bobby. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Blessing Debbie.

  30. Roxanne Martell

    Logan, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother and best friend. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  31. Becky and Tom Grapes

    Tom and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We have always considered the Butterfields our extended family, and this breaks our heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you right now. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    • Julie O'Donnell

      Deb and family, I am heartbroken for your unimaginable loss. I’ve known you for years and the love and stories of your kids could go on forever! Some how I imagine Steve and Bobby playing catch and picking up grounders together now. Keep wonderful memories tucked in the sacred spaces in your heart, that space between heart beats that takes your breath away. Treasured and holy. Prayers and hugs, always.

  32. Bonnie Jeranek

    Deb and and family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss of Bobby. I didn’t know him but of course I knew Steve pretty well and I just want to share my condolences with you and am. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord help you through this difficult journey

  33. Roxanne Hicke

    So sorry. Gerke/Hicke family are praying for you all ❤️


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