Una ‘Beth’ Butcher, 86

Una Beth Butcher, age 86, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, of complications of COVID-19.

Beth was born June 10, 1934, in Burwell, NE to John and Veda Ashman.

Beth was married to Fred Butcher for more than 50 years. They travelled and lived in many states due to Fred’s work of burying phone cable.

In 1963, they settled in Watertown to raise their family. Beth and Fred were longtime owners of the Riverside Bar, and later the Hollywood Sports Complex, always working side-by-side.

Fred passed away in 2003. Beth remained in her home until 2019, when she moved into Auburn Meadows Assisted Living.

Beth loved playing cards and being with her dear friends. But most of all, she loved her family. They were everything to her, and she didn’t want to miss a thing.

Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents, John “Bobo” and Veda Ashman; sisters, Betty (Alvin) Janicek and Jan Robasse; daughter-in-law, Jackie Butcher; grandson-in-law, Neil Masanz; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Jack) Hazen, and Belva (Nolan) Garska.

She is survived by her loving family: children, Denny (Mary) Butcher, Karleen (Steve) Florek, Connie (Bill) Watland, Kary Butcher, and Rick Butcher; 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Jenny) Butcher, Hollie Masanz, Keith (Jess) Butcher, Shawn Watland, Jessie (Eric) Billiet, Chris Florek, Jordan (Jena) Butcher, Dylan Butcher, Shane (Victoria) Butcher, and Derek (Corbin) Butcher; 18 great-grandchildren and another on the way; one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Glayda (Mervin) Scofield; and brother-in-law, Kenny Robasse; many other treasured family, and friends.

A private family service and inurnment took place at Watertown Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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