David “Dave” Butler, 68, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 at the chapel. Per his wishes, Dave will be cremated. A private family inurnment will be at Beaman Cemetery.
Dave was born on April 23, 1954, in Des Moines, Iowa. On May 4, 2002, Dave married Dena Sleeth at the Little Brown Church. Dave and Dena have resided in Cedar Rapids for many years. Dave was the proud owner and operator of American Investigations and Security Agency since 1981. Dave brought Dena in as a business partner a few years later. Throughout the years, Dave has raced go carts, sprint cars and legend cars. He also enjoyed watching races on tv and in person with the Indy 500 and Knoxville being his favorites.
He had a passion for boating and fishing. This involved many trips to Canada or Minnesota with Dena and friends. He always followed the “catch and release” strategy. Dave had a lucky streak with muskie fishing – catching two in his life which is an unusual feat. Dave and Dena were very involved with creating fun and exciting DJ sounds at various events.
Surviving family members included his wife, Dena; sons, Tom (Jenny) and David (Jill); grandchildren, Jacob, Kaitlyn and David and a great grandchild, William.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Butler and Laura (McFarland) Brown and his daily companions (dogs), Lucky and Buck.
Thank you to the family of friends that took care of Dave and allowed him to remain in the comfort of his home. Those family of friends include Pat, Linda, Rita, Nadine, Jenny, and Kevin. Also, a sincere thank you to Palliative Care and Hospice of Mercy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.