Carol Butler sadly passed away on Monday, October 14th at the age of 85. She was surrounded by loving family in Kalamazoo when she lost her long battle with cancer. Carol was born in Kalamazoo on January 15th, 1934 to Pauline and Edward Buist. She grew up with two siblings, Sue Danke and Judy Winchell who she remained in contact and loved her entire life. She went on to graduate from Kalamazoo Central in 1952 where she was an outstanding student as well as a proud cheerleader. After high school, she met Marvin Butler and they got married when she was 19 years old. They went on to have 5 rambunctious children named Lynne, Mark, Brad, Bridget, and Robin. From that point forward, the most treasured thing in her life was her family. She was an outstanding mother and wife and as a result, all her children grew to be successful members of society which made her extremely proud. They married wonderful and caring people who she adored and who adored her. She also considered herself blessed to be the loving grandmother of 9 and great grandmother to 3 and all of them were blessed to have her. While Carol's retirement was drawn from money earned from Stow-Davis and Steelcase, it arguably should have been provided from her exceptional work as a mother. Her children described her as having exceptional amounts of grace, kindness, and strength. She managed to inspire many to be hard working with her endearing-sly-winking charm while also being an extremely hard worker herself. When she wasn't hard at work, she could be seen at her kids or grandkids sporting events taking countless pictures or bringing her grandchildren to Frederik Meijer Gardens to see her favorite butterfly exhibit. In her younger years, Carol was fond of snowmobiling and was even known to ride a motorcycle or two. Throughout her entire life, Carol maintained her relationship with God by attending church nearly every Sunday. The Family asks that you join them in celebrating her life at her favorite church, Oshtemo United Methodist Church on Saturday October 26th at 11:00 AM. In Lieu of flowers, please donate the money you would have spent to Hospice of SW Michigan or the local charity of your choice.