Robert Walter Butler
April 16, 1936 - April 30, 2020

Robert Walter Butler

Robert Walter Butler
Apr 16, 1936 - Apr 30, 2020

Robert Walter Butler

LETTS, Iowa - Robert Walter Butler, 84, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Mary Butler. Online condolences may be sent to

Bob was born on April 16, 1936 in Burlington, the son of Clifford and Laura Nelson Butler. He married Mary Carolyn Hall on May 28, 1960, in Burlington.

Bob attended the University of Iowa College of Engineering and served in the United States Army National Guard. He later worked at Prime Mover Company as an engineer, retiring after 35 years. He was the co-founder and President of Agape and Praise Fellowship Ministry, and a member of LifePointe Christian Faith Center.

He entered the ministry in 1982 as a licensed minister with World Ministry Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. Becoming ordained in 1987, he founded a television ministry entitled Great and Mighty Things, for 23 years. Bob was also a prolific writer. He published three books for the advancement of the Kingdom: What are You Planting...Good Seed or Weed Seed?, The Gospel Unrevealed, and Assembling the Puzzle to Christian Maturity.

Besides hunting, fishing, and golfing, Bob loved to spend time with his beloved wife and children. But the most important aspect of his life was witnessing and teaching the gospel. Bob had an evangelist's heart and did not want any person he met to not know the love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Carolyn Butler; his three children, Barry Butler and wife, Joyce, Joy Ellen Brady and husband, Rodney, and Holly Carol Butler; one grandson, Christopher Scott Brady; and 14 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph and Russell; and his beloved daughter, Kristin LeeAnn who went to be with the Lord in April of 1990.


ronald Chandler on May 12, 2020

We just learned of this sorrowful event. Bob and Mary have been our prayer partners and beloved friends for years. Bob was a wise and wonderful friend. We are so sad and will miss them much. Love and prayers to Mary and family. Ron and Toni

Grace Steckman on May 6, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I was pleased to know Bob, Mary and Joy. They are all fine , loving Christian friends. May God comfort you knowing you will see Bob again. Love & Prayers, Grace Steckman

Ginette Anderson on May 4, 2020

I went to school with Joy. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and send my deepest condolences to the family.
Ginette (Crooks) Anderson & Family



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