Lyle Edward Butikofer

Feb 21, 2020
Butikofer, Lyle E.


11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Garden View Chapel 
Military Rites will be conducted by the Becker-Chapman American Legion Post #138, VFW Post 1623 and the Navy Funeral Honors Detail.


one hour before the service at Garden View Chapel 


Garden of Memories Cemetery


may be directed to the family.


Lyle Edward Butikofer, 90, of Waterloo, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.  He was born November 3, 1929 in Elgin the son of Edward and Winnifred Lantz Butikofer.  He was a 1948 graduate of Elgin, High School.

He married Osa J. Hill in 1951 in Clermont, Iowa.

Lyle served in the U.S. Navy for seven years.  He worked at Rath Packing Co., John Deere Co., McGowan’s and retired from Varsity Cleaners as a Route Salesman in 1996 after 27 years.

Lyle loved taking care of his lawn, going to church, music, cars, and in his earlier years he loved hunting.  Most of all he loved his family, children and grandchildren.

Survived by: his wife, Osa of Waterloo; four sons, Lyle L. (Lisa) of Fort Gibson, OK, Mark (Pat) of Springfield, MO, Steve (Kristi) of Waterloo, Kevin (Tammy) of Waterloo; one daughter, Linda (Steve) Mummelthie of Evansdale; nine grandchildren, Niki (Sam) Annis, Ursula Duncan, Joey Butikofer, Olivia Butikofer, Jenny Rothlein, Stacy Wilson, David E. (Makayla) Wilson, Jaime Berry and Ben Butikofer; nine step grandchildren, John Loomis, Jim Trower, Malasia Ray, Chad Sohn, Mindy Wilson, Melainie Payne, Michelle Allen, Brandy Lyda and Stephanie Hall; eleven great grandchildren; seventeen step great grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Frieden of Elgin, Marlene Butikofer of Waterloo and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; one sister, Ardis Hill and one brother, Eugene Butikofer.

Garden View Chapel in charge of arrangements 319-232-2222. 

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