Martin Robert Butcher, 64, of Lincoln, Nebraska entered eternal life on December 20, 2021, at his home.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at New Covenant Community Church, 6000 S. 84th St., Lincoln, NE.
Private Family Burial will be at a later date at the Omaha National Cemetery.
Martin, “Marty”, was born November 16, 1957, to Ward and Naomi (Todd) Butcher in Sioux City, Iowa. Marty was the youngest of four children. He grew up and graduated from East High School in Sioux City, Iowa in 1976. While in high school, he excelled in wrestling, and he also boxed from Engle’s Gym. Marty knew no stranger and loved hearing stories of other people’s lives and reminiscing about his own. Marty had a beautiful singing voice and often sang at weddings, talent shows, and his parent’s gatherings. As of recent, he loved singing karaoke with his youngest daughter, Kierstyn.
In 1977, Marty enlisted in the US Air Force. He completed his basic training at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, SD. He was stationed in Bitburg, Germany, as an Aircraft Corrosion Specialist. While in Bitburg, he played on the base football team and traveled Europe competing against other military base teams. This was a highlight for Marty as the Bitburg Air Force team won the division championship and he enjoyed visiting the many different countries. He returned to Omaha, NE in 1983 and started Sharpe Autobody Restoration. This business led to a management position with MAACO Auto Body, and he relocated to Lincoln, NE in 1998 to manage his own franchise. Marty started working for Overhead Door Company, Lincoln, NE in 2011. He continued his employment there until August 2021 upon his illness and early retirement. Marty was blessed to have met his wife, Brenda, in 2011 and they were united in marriage in 2013. They made their home in Lincoln.
Marty had five children from previous marriages. Matt (Heidi) Hicks, Sioux City, IA; Lyndsi Cunningham, Altus, OK; Hayden Butcher, Joshua Butcher, and Kierstyn Butcher, all of Lincoln, NE, and two stepdaughters, Bailey and Riley.
He is survived by his wife, children, two sisters, Sandra Butcher, Sioux City, IA; Karen (Stuart) Nissen, Elk Point, SD; one brother, Roland (Nancy) Butcher, Louisville, KY; five grandchildren, Keagan, Karsyn, Garret, Avery, and Fiona.
Marty is preceded in death by both his parents.
Memorials are suggested to his family for a later designation.
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