Robert L. Butler

April 18, 1940 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 81)


Robert “Bob” L. Butler, 72 of Rib Lake, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the Centennial Apartments under the care of Hope Hospice.

A celebration of life for Bob will take place in the fall.

Bob was born on April 18, 1949 to Francis and Esther (Lampe) Butler in Sheboygan. He married Judy Roberts and they were later divorced. He married Beverly Olah-Erikson on August 26, 1978 in Colby. He worked at Weather Shield for many years. He later became an owner/operator of a tree service. Bob loved spending time with his family and enjoyed being in the outdoors.

Bob is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Brandon (Nicole) Butler and Tyson (Tami) Butler; step-sons, Paul (Jess) Erikson, Shawn (Christie) Erikson, and Clayton (Erin) Erikson; 6 grandsons and 3 granddaughters; sisters-in-law, Carol (Don), JoAnn, June (Ken), Janette (Wally); brother-in-law Tony (Tammy).

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; son, Travis Butler; sister, Sandra Schaefer; brothers-in-law, Tom Schaefer and James Olah; first wife, Judy.

Bob will be dearly missed by all, especially his wife. Those who knew him will know that when it thunders it is just Bob in heaven chopping a tree.

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at

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Family to do services at later date

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