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Marcelline Butler, 89

Marcelline "Pat" M. Butler, 89, died February 20, 2009.

Marcelline was born July 14, 1919 in New Munich to Fred and Rose (Meyer) Kampsen. She grew up in central Minnesota and lived in St. Cloud for seven years where she was employed as a beautician. On August 16, 1943 she married Don Butler in St. Cloud. The couple then moved to Alexandria in 1947, where they continued to live throughout their entire life. Don died on January 18, 1999 in Alexandria, and Pat moved into Bethel Manor, where she lived until August of 2008 when she moved into Knute Nelson Memorial Home, where she continued to live until her death.

Pat is survived by her two granddaughters, Jacquelyn Ann Gerhardt and Bobbi Lee Galush; grandson-in-law, Eric Gerrard Galush; two great-grandchildren, Chase Ann Marie Galush and Madelyn J. Galush; son-in-law, Glen Allen Gerhardt; and her dear friends, the Reineke family, Tom, Priscilla, Matthew and Mark.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Ann Gerhardt; husband, Donald John Butler; and two sisters, Florentine and Josephine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria on Friday, March 6 at noon. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Casket bearers are Matthew Reineke, Mark Reineke, Darby Diedrich, Denny Diedrich, David Mohn and Eric Galush.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;