Biography: Joel W. Butterman, 77 of Bucyrus passed away peacefully on Thursday morning at home. Joel was born September 21, 1938 in Bucyrus to the late Glen P. and Elizabeth “Libby” (Osbun) Butterman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandson Timothy, great grandchild Shyann, and sister and brother in law Lillian and John Siamas.
Joel is survived by his wife Dolly (Wurm) Butterman; children Laura Webster, Bucyrus; Juliana (Gary) Weber, Bucyrus; Steve Butterman, Galion; Andy (Karen) Butterman, Bucyrus; Amy (Rod) Frizzell, Bucyrus; Mary (Mike) Atwood, Bucyrus; Bill (Tammy) Butterman, Mt. Gilead; and Tim (Karletta) Butterman of Bucyrus; grandchildren Craig (Diana), Crystal (Jared), Cory (Terynda), Curt (Loraine), Chelsea, Cherie, Jessica, Arron (Jen), Nikki (Matt), Eric (Natalie), Brittany (Casey), Ryan, Kaleigh, Jeryn, Adam, Annie (Brandon), Elizabeth, RoseMarie, Susanna, Anthony, Michael, Matthew (Brittani), Hayley, Neil, Mersadece, Merryah (Kyle, Merranda ,Joel ,Paul ,Luke, Kevin, Kerissa (Brock), Cieria (Tony), Josh; great grandchildren Alex, Blaise, Sierra, Emmelia, Leo, Mason, Logan, Korbin, Casey, Justin, Avah, Leah, Jayda, Kaylee, Madalene, Jacob, Keirsten, Avanell, Savannah, Cambria, Grady, Addison, Jordyn, Morgan, Drew, Charli, Willa, Parker, Stella, Gary Lee, A.J. ,Roger ,Vayda ,Ben ,Bentley ,Nevaeh ,Vayda ,Kyliee , Nataliee; brother Glenn (Sandy) Butterman, Marion; sister Janet (Dick) Inscho, Greenville, SC; as well as nieces and nephews.
Joel lived in Bucyrus his entire life and graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1957. He retired from the Timken Co. in 1995 after 38 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Always athletic, at BHS Joel was a multi-sport star, setting some records that stood for many years. He later coached Little League baseball, played fast-pitch softball, and was a distance bicyclist, even riding through England and parts of France. After retirement, he golfed daily at local courses. Still, he often stated that his biggest accomplishment was being the proud father and grandfather to so many.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Monday at 4:00 pm in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Paul Fahrbach as Celebrant and Father Nick Weibl and Father Frederick Schill as Concelebrants, burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Section of Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 until 7:00 pm with the Rosary being recited at 3:30 pm and a Vigil Service at 6:45 pm. The family suggest memorials be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Endowment Fund and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com