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“I am saddened to learn of Mike's Passing, and wish to extend my condolences and prayers to all of his family. I have not been in touch with or seen...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Michael McCullough - BURLINGTON, IA

“Mike was not only a classmate but a friend. Whenever I was in town I would stop and visit with him. My thoughts and prayers to all his family. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: karl roberts - yorktown, VA

“Mike always had a friendly wave and smile,and always asking how are things going.Will miss seeing him.Rest peacefully my friend. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jane Ewert - Wells, MN

“Connie and FamilyOur deepest sympathy with the loss of Mike, yet now, the time for Mike's celebration of life. What an inspiration to all of us when...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Beth Bushlack - MN - Friend

“Mike was always so nice. Whenever I would be up to the apartments and he was near the door he would open it for. Always had a smile and said hello to...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Widman - Acquaintance

“You're all in my thoughts and prayers!! Going to miss that smile...or smirk as I would tease him about ❤ ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Warmka - MN - Friend

“Always enjoyed running into Mike, whether it was at the drugstore or at the high rise. He always greeted me and we always had a good visit. He will...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Joan Evan - Minnesota Lake, MN

“Mike, you had a long hard journey, but you always had a smile for me when you needed labs done. I will miss seeing you across from the Wells Bakery...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Grunzke - Alden, MN


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Michael Frederick Butson, age 66 of Wells, MN, died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. We invite you to come celebrate Mike's life Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN with a visitation from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Pastor Chris Leistra will share scripture and prayers at 3:00 PM. Interment will follow on Saturday in Rosehill Cemetery, Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.

Michael was born February 19, 1952 in Wells, the son of Wallace and Winifred "Wink" (Knuths) Butson. Mike graduated from Wells-Easton High School, the class of 1970. As a young man, Mike worked with his father in the SPF Swine Laboratory. He had a real interest in the SPF process as well as in purebred hog breeding. He always managed to keep his wry sense of humor despite life's challenges.

Michael is survived by his siblings: Pamela Lund of Rochester, MN, John (Patricia) Butson of Laurinburg, NC, James Butson, Connie (Bill) Allis of Wells, and Patrick Butson of Swansea, SC; nieces and nephews: Joel (Amanda) Butson of Brandywine, MD, Scott (Mel) Butson of Providence, RI, Erin (Mike) Wood of Burnsville, MN, Andrea (Kevin) George of Burnsville, MN, Thomas Allis of Mankato, Jenny (Chuck) Parzych of Columbia, MO; 6 great-nieces and nephews and one on the way; aunts, uncles, cousins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Sharon Butson.