Stephen Douglas Butler, age 71, of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and formerly of Hillsboro, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield WI.
He was born on June 15, 1949 to Earl and Margie (Shaker) Butler, in Hillsboro. He attended the Greenwood Country School.
Steve lived in Hillsboro for many years, where he was always mowing lawns and blowing snow for the neighbors.
Following the death of his parents, he moved to Northern Wisconsin to be by family.
Steve had a great fascination with trains and tractors, along with a large collection of small tractors, model trains and respective videos.
He became a self-taught artist and the detail of his work was astonishing. One of his accomplishments was the creation of a large train mural for all to enjoy. He worked for over 20 years at Headwaters in Rhinelander, until his retirement.
He will be missed by his friends at the Lake Tomahawk Senior Breakfast get together, and by the many friends and caregivers he has met over the years.
Survivors include his brothers, William (Beverly) Butler, of Winlock, Washington, Ronald (Lyndall) Butler, of Springdale, Arkansas, and Thomas (Carol) Butler of Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother Charles, and brother, Earl James Butler.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with burial in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hillsboro.
The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family.