Carolyn M. Butts, 69, of Yorkville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 18, 1942, in DeKalb, the daughter of Charles and Edith (Reid) Strausberger.
She was a graduate of Kaneland High School in 1960 and married Dale L. Butts in 1962. They enjoyed their 49 years together camping, traveling, gardening and sharing with their children and grandchildren.
She was very active at Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville, where her services and burial took place.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Dale Butts, of Yorkville; her children, Karen (Robert) Lukowski of Battle Creek, Mich., and Duane (Diane) Butts of Yorkville; her grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica and Christopher Lukowski, and David and Derek Butts; her brother, Marty (Elverna) Strausberger of Elburn; her sister, Janet (Dr. Warren) Golliger of Spearfish, S.D.; sisters-in-law, Donna (Art) Maercker of Maple Park and Denise (Mike) Rogers of DeKalb; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edith Strausberger.
Arrangements were made by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560.