Larry Butikofer

Larry Butikofer



Larry Gene Butikofer, 80, of Elgin, Iowa died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, Iowa. 

Larry was born on April 7, 1938 to Lawrence and Carolyn (Weigand) Butikofer in Postville, Iowa. 

He graduated from Elgin High School in 1956

Larry was united in marriage with Sarah Seitz on Sept. 24, 1960 in Monona, Iowa. 

He was a lifelong farmer and farmed the Butikofer farm in Dutch Bottom, rural Elgin, Iowa, that was established in 1856. 

Larry was a volunteer fireman on the Elgin Fire Department, a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church Council and a board member for the Elgin Co-op.

He enjoyed fishing, squirrel and rabbit hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his four children, Lyle Butikofer of Elgin, Iowa, Doug (Karin) Butikofer of La Grange, Ill., Brenda (Gordie) Smock of Independence, Iowa and Brian (Theresa) Butikofer of Elgin, Iowa; six grandchildren, Daniel Smock, Nicole Smock, Benjamin Butikofer, Dane Butikofer, Ashia Gerdemann and Sarah Butikofer; two great-grandchildren, Nova and Nyla Smock; two step-grandchildren, Kory (Dacia) Warrington and their three children and Emily Haws and her four children; a sister, Sheryl Schroeder of Clermont, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Joann Butikofer of Elkader, Iowa.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah, in 2009; his parents, Lawrence and Carolyn Butikofer; a brother, Dennis Butikofer; and a sister, Shirley Ann Butikofer.

Funeral Service was held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Elgin, Iowa with Rev. Hyeunmee Kang as the officiant.

Burial followed at Apostolic Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elgin, Iowa helped the family with arrangements.

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