Gerald Fred Butts, 83, passed away September 22, 2019

Gerald Fred Butts, 83, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at home.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will take place in North Shore Memory Gardens at 10 am on Friday, September 27, 2019. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Gerald was born on January 22, 1936, to Charles and Lois Butts in Jonesboro, AR. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School. Gerald was a United States Navy Veteran. He worked at Whirlpool for thirty years before retiring. Gerald is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Lois Butts and siblings, Bill Butts, Jim Butts, Peggy Trimarco, Don Butts and Rod Butts. 

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