Virgil P. Butrum, 81, of Newburgh, went to his Heavenly Home, peacefully, at his home on Oct. 9, 2019.

He was born Aug. 23, 1938 in Waterloo, IA, to the late Irene Butrum (Hudson) and Ernest Butrum.

Virgil was a proud US Army veteran. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum in 1993 after 29 years of servlce.

He was a member of the Boonville Worship Center where he was a deacon and active with the choir and so many other things. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his fumily and many friends.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Claude Hudson; his son Larry Deffendoll; and sisters Madge, Sandy and Berry.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Ann; his brother, Dennis Butnun; his sister, Connie Carrico (Bud); his sons Carl Westfall (Dawn), Doug Butrum, Brad Butrum (Parry) and Jeff Butrum (Julie), seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, as well as many cousins and nieces and nephews. Also, his extended church family at Boonville Worship Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville with Pastor Scon Pullum to officiate.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

Burial will be at Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Christian School.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at

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