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Dale Butterfield

Dale O. Butterfield, 63, Plaza, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in a Minot Hospital.

Dale was born November 1, 1949 at Minot, North Dakota the son of Raymond and Jean (Snyder) Butterfield. He was raised on the family farm near Berthold and graduated from Berthold High School in 1968. He attended diesel mechanic school in Minnesota and returned to the Plaza area to work.

Dale was once married to Ruth Bendickson. From this union two children were born, Tammy and Adam. Throughout the years, Dale was employed by Atco Drilling, Wheeler Construction for seventeen years, and most recently with Mountrail County for the past six years, where he worked out of the Plaza Office with the Road Maintenance department.

Dale was very active in the Plaza Community, where he served on the City Council for 20 years, as well as on the Volunteer Fire Department for the past 40 years. He enjoyed restoring old cars and tractors along with riding his new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

His loving family includes, daughter, Tammy (Tony) Zeltinger, Minot, son, Adam (Michelle) Butterfield, Watertown, SD, step-daughter, Cheryl Haugerud, Minot; grandchildren, Cody, Kihley, Payton and Cooper; step-grandchildren, Jenny Bothe, Ashley Zeltinger, Brett Zeltinger, Kordell Samuelson & Lori Kelly; step great-grandchildren,  Bryn, Wyatt, Sailor, Boedy & Kyson; sister, Judy (Jim) Stewart, Richville, MN, brothers, Ralph Butterfield, Makoti and Clayton (Lynne) Butterfield, Liberal, KS, along with several niece and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and step-daughter, Lori.

Funeral service:  Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, Plaza.
Interment: Wildrose Cemetery, rural Berthold, ND.
Visitation:Sunday from Noon-5:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the Church.


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MessageI am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. We went to the country school together as well as to Berthold school. I have fond memories of Dale. When we were in the second grade our teacher had us make May baskets and we gave them to each other. The guy was supposed to chase the girl and kiss her when he caught her. So I took off running and when we got outside I slowed way down so he could catch me and he slowed way down too until we were walking but he wouldn't catch me. Another time when we were in high school one of the boys in PE class was bad mouthing me and Dale said, "Come over here and say that!" the boy walked over and said it again and then punched Dale in the stomach. His fist bounced off Dale and Dale just stood there looking at him. The guy backed down and walked away. Thank you, Dale for some wonderful memories! My heart and prayers go out to you, Judy, Ralph and Clayton!
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MessageThe city girl from Minot that would be at Uncle Jim and Aunt Sharons in the summertime~~ knowing the Butterfield family as the family we played together as we grew up on the farm, going for the horse rides, visits and companionship. I am so sorry for your loss and know that Dale was such a wonderful guy in the years we knew him.. Prayers be with all of you, hold your memories close and may God give you peace in times to come! Sandy
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MessageI am sorry to hear about dale, a friend of my told me the sad news.
I went to high school with dale, dale was one of my best friends.
Sincerely, darold
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MessageOur sympathy goes out to the family of Dale Butterfield. Didn't know him that well but the few times we visited I could tell I liked him.
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MessageSorry to hear about Dale, got to know Dale when I grew up in Plaza. He was one caring guy and will sure be missed by the community in Plaza. My thoughts and prayers are with the families.
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MessageIt is so hard to try and come up with the right words to say to somenone when a loved one is taken from us before we are ready, and we are never ready to have them leave us. Just want you all to know that we are thinking of you at this time and maybe knowing that others care will ease the loss a little.Judy, when you get back home, Ann and I will be there whenever you need us. I am glad that I got to go out to Berthold a couple of times and meet Dale and also that he got to come for your wedding. He was a super nice man and I am sorry that he has gone from this life. With love and peace-Rox
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MessageTO THE THE FAMILY OF DALE, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. DALE MAY YOU RIP......

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