Calvin “Andy” Butler, 68, of Caseyville, IL, born Wednesday, September 30, 1953, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.
Andy spent many years training harness racing horses through his business, C.A. Butler Racing Stables. Later, he worked as a merchandiser for Lewis Baking Company. He also enjoyed catering at horse shows and other events. Andy loved traveling and spending time with his cats and his wife.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Howard E. and Alzada H. nee Billingsley, Butler
- Brother: Howard R Butler
- Sister-in-law: Jean Heard
Surviving is his:
- Wife of 30 years: Cindy nee, Sackett, Butler of Caseyville, IL
- Nancy E Butler of Waterloo, IL
- Kathy (Kenny) Reichel of Eagle Lake, MN
- Brother-in-law: Bryan Heard of Davenport, IA
- Mother and father-in-law: Carol Rotz and David Sackett
- Dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Kitten Caboodle TNR Community Cats, C/O Carrie Kopp, KC, Inc Pres. Founder 509 Jaime Lynn Ct., Edwardsville, IL 62025.
Visitation: Visitation from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Andrew Black officiating. Private interment.
Cindy, I feel so fortunate to have met such a kind and special man.
My prayers are w you during such a difficult time!
Again I am so very sorry for your genuine loss!!
Cindy I am heartbroken for you and your family. My thoughts are with you all at this time. Praying for you all.
We in New Hampshire are so sad for you and your family
Will & I send our condolences.
Andy, was truly a kind and gentle man.
Praying for you and your family.
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need anything.
So very sorry for your tragic loss. Prayers for strength and peace. Merry
Dear Cindy – Andy made a lasting impression on me with his great sense of humor, entertaining stories and willingness to be there whenever you needed him. He had a special sparkle and I am so sorry for your loss!!!
Randy and I are so very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed time with him and listening to his stories.
You are in our thoughts .
Sorry for your loss.
we live in e.st.louis on belmont ave–the Butlers lived across the street–we were kids we always played together-
So sorry for your loss Cindy. I met Andy when he catered the ACTHA events. He was a very nice man to be around and a good cook. I didn’t know that he had trained harness horses. I worked on the track for a couple big trainers in Southern Illinois. We probably knew some of the same people. Prayers for you and family.
Oh Cindy! My heart is weary for you with all you have walked through this last year. Some how, some where there will be sunshine through all of this, even though we don’t understand or see it right now. I SO enjoyed spending time with you & Andy in Naples in January. What a wonderful warm-hearted & entertaining guy Andy is ❤️ Much love, tears & prayers for peace for you my friend. Hugs, Jen Sigety