Blaine B. Butler Sr.

November 3, 2023

Blaine Bryant Butler Sr., 71, of Frankfort, died November 3, 2023 at I.U. Health West Hospital, Avon, Indiana.  He was born December 8, 1951 in Tippecanoe County to Jay C. & Juanita L. (Martin) Butler.  His marriage of 52 years was to Robin Elizabeth Kesterson on February 6, 1971.

Blaine was a 1970 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident.  He proudly served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force.   He had worked for the Indiana State Police for 34 years, where he was a trooper, detective, hostage negotiator and Master Sergeant, retiring in 2010.  Blain had also worked with the railroad and TTG. He refereed for 40 years during basketball season, since his children were in high school and was also a crop, sheep and cattle farmer. Blaine was a member of the IHSAA, enjoyed farming, golfing, refereeing, and was an avid Purdue fan. His family was everything to him, especially his grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 11th at the funeral home. Shan Sheridan will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family strongly encourages friend and family to wear Purdue gear, farming gear or casual attire. Memorial donations may be made to the ISP, Clinton County Cancer Fund or Diabetes Association.

Survived by:

Wife: Robin E. Butler of Frankfort, Daughter: Kimberly (Ned) Klotz of Brownsburg, Son: Blaine (Melinda) Butler Jr. of Frankfort, 6 Grandchildren: Shelby, Larissa and Austyn Butler all of Frankfort, Arianna, Samantha and Adeline Klotz all of Brownsburg, Brothers-in-law: Jimmie (Elaine) Kesterson of Lafayette and Mike (Sue) Kesterson of Golf Port, MS.

Preceded by:

his parents and his parent-in-laws, Everett & Esther Kesterson


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “Blaine B. Butler Sr.”

  1. Dick Gray November 4, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Robin and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Dick and Janet Gray

  2. Debbie Dunham McCollum November 4, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  3. Priscilla Worth November 4, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Love you so much Robin…my heart goes out to you…many hugs and prayers.

  4. Bill & Lora Layton November 4, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Robin & all the family, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Carol (Hankins) Brown November 4, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Robin, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all your family. I graduated with you and Blaine.

  6. Debbie Smith Beckett November 4, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hube & Patty Smith
    Debbie & Allen Beckett

  7. Carolyn Carlson November 4, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Robin and family please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of this wonderful man. I know he will be missed by so many. If this world had more people like Blaine in it, we would have a different kind of life. He will always be remembered. God bless each of you as you go forward without him.

  8. Debbie Beasey November 5, 2023 at 8:18 am

    So sorry to hear about Blaine. Worked with him for a lot of years. Great guy. My prayers are with you and family.

  9. Lori Anderson November 5, 2023 at 9:11 am

    So sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family. Lori

  10. Tom Pearcy November 5, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Robin and Family,
    Blaine was a very dependable worker and a good Trooper; Very sorry.

  11. Beth (Walters) Jacquez November 5, 2023 at 10:07 am

    So sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Gerald & Pam (Goodnight) Shelburne November 5, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Robin & family
    I am so shocked to hear of Blaine’s passing. May God put his comforting arms around you and your family in this time of grief. There are no words that a person can say at a time like this.

  13. Mindy Anderson-Wallis November 5, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Blaine was a good man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Madeline A Sanders November 5, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    To all the Butler family, prayers and condolences to you. God bless

  15. Susan Lane November 6, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Robin, prayers to you & your family.

  16. Pam Fritz November 7, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Robin..and all the family…sincere sympathies…
    From Pam, Newbold, Brewer, Fritz…
    (From one of your fellow Jeffersonians…hope you remember who I am…)

  17. Larry Patrick,Lt. Retired ISP November 7, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    My sympathy for your great loss. Blaine was one of the best of the best. My he rest in eternal peace.

  18. Fred Heavilon November 8, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Remember Blaine as a guy of high integrity and most caring. Condolences to his family and friends.

  19. Anita Albaugh November 8, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    We will miss him along with you . From Ruth Gilkey Family

  20. Doug Kelly ISP Ret November 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Blaine was a great coworker. He was always willing to help all he could. As I remember his smile was infectious. May you now rest in the Lords loving arms.

  21. Deb Sears Walker November 9, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Robin and family, I am so sorry to hear of Blaine’s passing. He was such a great guy, good neighbor, friend and outstanding ISP officer. Blaine was definitely one if the good guys and was there a few times for me and my family.
    Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers from our family to yours.
    R.I.H Blaine

  22. Benjamin Stillwell November 10, 2023 at 6:18 am

    I am praying for all of the family and asking God to bless you all with great memories of Blaine.

  23. Clinton Mackey November 10, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Kim.

  24. Junior Minth November 13, 2023 at 1:13 am

    Sorry for your loss Robin and family. Our thoughts go out to you.

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