Lawrence D. “Larry” Butler, 66, of Huron, died Thursday evening, Nov. 3, 2011, at home.
He was born Dec. 2, 1944, in Sandusky, and lived in Huron for 42 years. He grew up in the Berlin Heights area and was a 1962 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at a number of places including Polyfoam in Fremont, Grill Meats in Sandusky, and drove shuttle for Sandusky Transit.
He enjoyed woodworking, loved car racing and for many years drove his own mini sprint car.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years Joan (Mantkowski; a daughter Amy Wollf of Huron; a son Anthony “AJ” Butler of Huron; sisters, Diane (Joe) Foust of Deltona, Fla., Rebecca (George) Katz, of Sorrento, Fla., and Rosalie (George) Gottwald of Milan; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; a stepmother-in-law Dorothy Mantkowski; and extended family Sharon Ostheimer and Sonny Boetticher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Rive (Old) Butler; his mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Lucille Mantkowski; and a nephew.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, until services at 11 a.m. at Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South St., Berlin Heights. Pastor Vince Cooper will officiate.
Condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.