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Randolph Butterfield

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Randolph "Randy" Butterfield, age 61, of McIntire, IA passed away at his home on Friday, May 1, 2020. A graveside service is being planned for a later date at McIntire Cemetery. Funeral honors will be provided by the McIntire American Legion. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Randolph Dean was born on September 25, 1958, the son of Reese and Dorothy (Espe) Butterfield in Austin, MN. He attended and graduated from Riceville High School in 1977. After graduating, Randy went on to play football for Central College at Pella before enlisting in the US Army. During his military career, Randy was stationed at Zirndorf, Germany, serving a tour in Kosovo. While stationed there, Randy met his wife, Brigitte. The couple was united in marriage on June 23, 1983, and welcomed their three children, Benjamin, Christina and Jennifer. The couple later divorced. Randy proudly served his country for 22 years before retiring as a Sargent First Class and settling back in McIntire. Randy was a life member of the Spring Valley VFW Post 4114. He enjoyed gardening, canning, and whittling wood. He loved every moment spent with his best friend and father. To those closest, Randy was known as "Big Man," and will be deeply missed by his father, Reese Butterfield of McIntire; his children, Benjamin Butterfield of Germany, Christina Cox of Lafayette, LA and Jennifer Butterfield of Germany; his grandchildren, David, Ryan and Louis; his siblings, Mark (Arnella) Butterfield of Elma, IA, Becky (Mark) Johnson of Osage, IA, Penny (Mark) Heimer of Stacyville, Wade Butterfield of Mason City, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; and infant sister, Anne Marie.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about Randy. I remember growing with Randy. He was a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. So very sorry to hear of Randys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Cherish the memories

  3. Deepest condolences to Randys family. It was an honor to call him my friend in high school. We had many good times in sports- esp. football and track. With loving regards, Steve Elwood and family

  4. Butter was a very quiet and his actions were always more than words. As a wrestler and football player on the same team. A lot of respect for him as a hardworking team player and a leader in the wrestling room. Many memories for me and our teammates at Riceville. Rest In Peace Butter.

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  6. Randy was one of the gentlest and kindest students I ever had the great fortune to teach. I remember him with nothing but admiration and appreciation. I just now heard about the memorial service being held for him and I’m so very sorry for those who loved him.


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