Joan M. (Kessler) Butler

  • Died: February 24, 2012
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan M. (Kessler) Butler, 79, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012. Born in Fort Wayne, Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a receptionist with Conference and Travel Services for 17 years, retiring in 2003. She also worked for 26 years in the family business, Butler Refrigeration. She attended St. Charles Catholic Church and loved spending time with her family. Joan was an avid reader and traveler. She enjoyed shopping, dinners with friends and going to the movies. She is survived by daughters, Patrice (Tom) Peters and Stephanie (Dwight) Coppolino, both of Fort Wayne; son, Mark (Joe Wheeler) Butler of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Brandon, Laura, Crystal, Kim, Kristin, Jessica and Steven; great-grandchildren, Logan, Reagan, Jayden and Gavin; and brother, Joseph Kessler of Fort Wayne. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Adamski; husband, Norman J. Butler; sons, Michael G. and Jeffrey N. Butler; and sister, Roni Hughes. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Monday, February 27, 2012 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with calling one hour prior. Father James Kumbakkeel officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Sunday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd with a Vigil at 7:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital or St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. To sign the online guest book, go to