(Friday - April 02, 2021) - William D. "Bill" Butterfield Jr., age 60, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born July 21, 1960, in Watseka, Illinois, son of William Sr. and Nancy (Sims) Butterfield. He grew up in Niagara and was a graduate of Niagara High School, class of 1979. Following graduation, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1980 until his honorable discharge in 1984. Upon returning from service Bill worked for the Niagara Paper Mill for 10 years, and later for Grede Foundry in Kingsford, and Aurora Castings. He married Justine Collins on March 9, 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Justine Collins, his mother, Nancy Butterfield of Niagara; three daughters, Billie Jo Butterfield of Iron Mountain, Brooke Butterfield of Iron Mountain, and Kylie Butterfield of Duluth, Minnesota; six brothers, David Butterfield of Gwinn, Brian (Robin) Butterfield of Ohio, Stephen (Kristy) Butterfield of Wausau, Randy Butterfield of Iron Mountain, Dave (DeAnna) Butterfield of Aurora, and Howard (Ronnie) Butterfield of Niagara; three sisters, Cindy (Keith) Annear of Quinnesec, Christine "Cookie" Cazzola of Vulcan, and Lori Walters of Neenah, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Aliyah, ShyAnne, Preston, Layne, Gavin and Giana; two great-grandchildren, Willow and Wyatt; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his grandparents, and his father, William Sr., Bill was preceded in death by one brother, Steven Butterfield.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 8, at 11:00 AM at the Niagara Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Michael Lightner will officiate. American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post #136 of Niagara along with the American Legion Post #50 of Iron Mountain, will accord military honors at graveside.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Niagara Chapel, to honor Bill's legacy of life.


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