Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 7, 2020
Bruce Edward Butler

Obit Bruce Edward ButlerBruce Edward Butler, age 72, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Grantsville on July 3, 2020. He was born April 27, 1948, to Evelyn Cordelia Dunbar and Ellis (Bill) Sandberg Butler. He was raised in Grantsville.

He moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, and worked a good portion of his life at Stampers Black Hills Gold before returning to Grantsville. He served his country in the military. Bruce loved car shows here in Grantsville. He loved drums, rock music and taking us girls to street dances when we were younger.

He loved his family, especially his grandkids. He loved them on his lap and taking them for rides on his motorized scooter. He enjoyed going to White Rock every chance he got.

Bruce married Lois Dittus in 1978 and together they had five daughters Janel (Jeremy) Nieman, Kimberly Butler-Camp, Michele Butler, Melissa Coe, Aprille Butler; one son Shannon Holloway; and nine grandchildren. He had two brothers Jessie and Billy, and one sister Gerri. 

He was preceded in death by his three brothers Floyd, Roger, Raddie; and two sisters Joyce and Virginia.

A viewing will held Wednesday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, 50 W. Main St., Grantsville. 

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