Obituary of Michael J. Butchart
Adrian- Michael J. (Mick) Butchart, age 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 16, 2021, under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born June 20, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to William and Mary (Kramer) Butchart. He was a graduate of Adrian High School. Michael married Linda Downer on February 7, 1969 in Adrian at St. Joseph Catholic Church and she survives.
Michael served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, stationed in Nuremberg, Germany where he maintained communications for the bases in that region. On returning home, he worked for Butchart Roofing with his family. In 1973, he began working for his in-laws at Downer Bike and Lock Shop and was there for 26 years. He was then employed at Merillat Industries for 10 years. In retirement, he became caretaker at St. Joseph Cemetery, a job he truly enjoyed…… he said, “no one ever bothered him there!”
He loved his family, playing with his grandkids, going deer hunting in Grayling for over 30 years with family and friends, bicycle riding, jogging, walking, reading, and recently going to the cottage in Harrison, Michigan.
Michael is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Kimberly (Steve) Boley of Napoleon, MI, Tony (Erin) Butchart of Adrian and Brian (Beth) Butchart of Franklin, MI; 3 grandchildren, Charlie Boley, Madelyn Butchart and Miles Butchart; 3 step-grandchildren, Heather Vargas, Shane (Dawn) Boley, Ashley Boley and 3 step great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, William Butchart, Gerald (Judy) Butchart, Bob Butchart and Barbara (Chuck) Gartee, along with several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Preceding Michael in death were his parents, William and Mary; siblings, Kay Ruple, Ron Butchart, and Mary Butchart, as well as his in-laws, Bill and Irene Downer.
A Memorial Mass will be offered September 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Campus in Adrian with Fr. Michael Newman presiding. With a time of fellowship to follow in the Father Williams Hall.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Cemetery Fund, Child Advocacy Center of Catholic Charities of Lenawee, Hospice of Lenawee or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
Mass of Christian Burial
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