Dorothy M. Butler

July 18, 1917 - Jan. 3, 2007

Dorothy M. Butler, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at her Genesee Depot home. She was born July 18, 1917, in Milwaukee, to Peter and Elsie (nee Stauber) Weimer.

Dorothy graduated from Mercy High School in Milwaukee in 1933. She lived on the Butler Farm on Depot Road following her marriage to Harry Joseph Butler at St. Annís Catholic Church in Milwaukee on June 27, 1936. She has been a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church since 1936, where she was active and former president of the Christian Mothers. Dorothy was a member of the Waukesha Lodge of Elks #400 and a former member of the Waukesha Elks Ladies. She had worked at the Genesee State Bank in Genesee Depot for more than 20 years. She retired in 1961. After retirement, she worked as the church secretary at St. Paulís Catholic Church in Genesee Depot.

She is survived by her children, Tom (Betsy) Butler of Hazelhurst, Carol (Dick) Sickels of Genesee Depot and Jim (companion Brian Cadeau) Butler of Mukwonago; grandchildren, Debbie (Scott) Swan of Nashotah, Greg (Sandy) Butler of Cedarburg, Pam (Bill) Whitstone of North Prairie and Jeff (Kathy) Sickels of Hartland; and great-grandchildren, Zachary Swan, Stevie Rae Swan, Hannah Swan, Sydney Swan, Samuel Swan, Hallie Swan, Katie Whitstone, J.J. Whitstone, Leah Butler, Alyssa Butler, Tyler Sickels and Amber Sickels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1984; her brother, Peter, in 1995; and friend, Ted Fillar, in 2004.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A Elkís Lodge of Sorrow service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues on Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Paulís Catholic Church in Genesee Depot, highways 83 and D, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass. Burial will follow at St. Paulís Cemetery.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.