John Albert Butter passed away on May 08, 2022 at the age of 78, in his hometown of Lawrence, KS.
John was born in La Junta, CO on April 24, 1944 to Casey and Ann Butter. He was later followed by younger brother Jack Butter. While the bothers were in elementary school, the family moved to Atchison, KS and the boys attended Trinity Lutheran School and developed friendships that lasted a lifetime. After John finished his junior year, the family moved to Leavenworth, KS where John graduated High School in 1962.
John later moved to Lawrence, KS where he worked as a butcher and started his family. He married Sherry Michael in 1971, they later divorced. He welcomed Tonya Denise into his heart in 1978.
In 1993 John reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Denton and they later married in 1997. The couple Married in New Mexico, thus expanding his family even more, adding Gregory Alan and Jennifer Lynn Dixon. Barbara passed away in 2007 after a battle with leukemia.
He is preceded in death by both parents, Casey and Ann Butter, and bother Jack Butter, by granddaughter Miranda Ami (Tonya Torrez) Roberts and wife, Barbara Denton.
He is survived by (in order of age before beauty) children Greg (Winnie) Dixon, Lawrence, KS. Jennifer (William) Dixon-Perkins, Lawrence, KS and Tonya (Robert) Torres, Topeka, KS. Grandchildren, Donecia, Angelina, Kahill, Ayla, Ian and Sean, Lawrence, KS.
He is also celebrated by his companion Sandra Whitehead, Lawrence, KS as well as extended family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 pm on Friday May 13. Celebration of life following at Eagles Lodge, 309. Friends and family are welcome.
The family humbly requests memorial in the form of donation to Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, or Eagles Lodge 309 sent in care of the funeral home.