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1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
ELSIE BUTLER Elsie Ruth Herman Butler passed away December 5, 2017. Elsie Ruth Herman was born April 30 1931, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. At an early age, she showed a passion and skill for gymnastics. She joined the circus, where she became a successful aerialist in the famous Los Aeros act and would perform death defying acts over 100 feet in the air. During the circus off season, she met Carl Butler, who had just returned from the war. She and Carl fell in love and were married February 14, 1953, where they became the parents of four beautiful children. In 1962, they moved to the Las Vegas area, where they opened the family business, Carl's Air Conditioning in 1964. Elsie completed college courses in bookkeeping and both Carl and Elsie were dedicated to the company until their retirement. She and Carl spent their summers on the Stoney Acre Farms in Wausaukee, Wisconsin and actively traveled to support their UNLV Running Rebels. They would often participate in the Model A Club and would drive their Model A's in parades all across the west coast. Elsie was a cut-throat card player, a lover of Bingo and cooking, and would never hesitate to give you her opinion. She was the perfect mix of sass and sweet and will be missed, dearly. She leaves behind her four children; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, with another on the way. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1799 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. Any condolences can be sent to the family at 2907 La Mesa Drive, Henderson, NV 89014.
Published in Boulder City Review on Dec. 21, 2017
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