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Obituary: Joyce Butterfield

Joyce Mae Butterfield was a lifelong resident of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest.

Joyce Mae Butterfield nee Ahlberg, 82, former lifetime resident of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Illinois, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Joyce was born on February 9th, 1930 in Highland Park, Illinois, grew up in Lake Bluff, and married Frank, her husband of 63 years on October 16th, 1948. She enjoyed spending time with their family vacationing in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. Her hobbies included needle point, knitting and playing cards with her close group of friends. She was a devoted grandmother and enjoyed spoiling her family. While Joyce and Frank lived in Lake Forest, she worked as a women’s clothing buyer for Robertson’s clothing store in Lake Forest, retiring after 17 years. After retiring, she filled her spare time working as a florist for her dear friend David O’Neill at his floral and antique shop.

Wife of the late Frank L. Butterfield (Joyce died one year to the day of
Frank’s death); Mother of Mary (James) Peddle and Gary (Ginny) Butterfield; Grandmother of Heather (Jeff) Mulhearn and Hillary (Steven) Zank; Great
Grandmother of Cameron, Madison, Jimmy, Justin, Kevin, and Dominic; Sister
of Terry Ahlberg, Gail Brown, Van Ahlberg and the late Douglas Ahlberg; Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United States Humane Society, Dept. MEMIT9, 2100 “L” St. NW, Washington, DC 20037. When sending a memorial donation by mail, please include Joyce’s full name and the following address so that her family will be notified of your thoughtful gift: Hillary Zank c/o Joyce Mae Butterfield Memorial Donation, 2875 Lepak Lane, Green Bay, WI 54313.

Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 20th at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Avenue, Lake Forest. Info (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com.

Obituary courtesy of Wenban Funeral Home.

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