Cal Butterfield, 72, of Coeur d' Alene passed away May 1, 2017. Cal was born December 20, 1944 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho to Leonard H. Butterfield and Vivian T. Gurnee Butterfield.
Cal enlisted in the Army in 1962-1966. In 1969 he married Sharon A. Remley of Harrison, Idaho at the Coeur d' Amore Wedding Chapel in Coeur d' Alene. They lived on the Harrison Flats while Cal worked for Bunker Hill Mines and the railroad. They moved to Coeur d' Alene in 1975 and had two beautiful children: Bret H. Butterfield of Coeur d' Alene and Marie A. Butterfield, also of Coeur d' Alene. He went to Alaska in 1983 to work for a paving company and moved back in 1984. He started his own fishing charter service, Inland Charter Service, in 1986 and worked for Interstate Concrete and Asphalt until he retired in 2013.
Cal loved to fish, hunt, camp, and spend time with his family, especially his grandson, Aiden Cal Butterfield of Coeur d' Alene.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; sister, Sharon A. Houston of Coeur d' Alene; niece, Debbie Reynart of Michigan; great niece, Darby Reynart of Michigan; son, Bret H. Butterfield and wife, Sarah of Coeur d' Alene; and daughter, Marie A. Butterfield and husband, Randy, of Coeur d' Alene. He is preceded in death by his brother, Lynn Butterfield of Coeur d' Alene, and his parents.
Cal struggled with many serious health issues over the last eight years and underwent numerous struggles; yet through it all, he kept his sharp wit and sense of humor he was known for. He will be missed dearly but his loved ones will always have the memories of what a great man, amazing father, loving husband, caring brother, wonderful grandfather he was.
At his request, there will be no services.
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