Edward Ernest Butchart


Edward Butchart,  76, went home peacefully on April 25th, 2022, after a long struggle with Cancer and Parkinson’s disease.   Ed was born on April 5, 1946 in Duluth MN to Ernest and Pauline Butchart. 

 He graduated from Old Central High School in 1964.

He was a Journeyman Carpenter and taught Carpenter Apprentices. He worked in the Duluth area for 20 years. He was a Square Dance caller and teacher in the Duluth area and a member of Concordian and Faith Lutheran Churches. 

He moved to Tucson, AZ in 1986, working in construction for the rest of his life. He was highly respected in his trade. He retired in 2017 at the age of 70, due to his declining health. He believed in never giving up and kept teaching as much as he could. Of all the awards he was proudest of his ability to teach, to learn, and to care about everyone and the life that GOD allowed him to have.

His Brain was donated to Parkinson’s research and his body was donated to Research and Education. 

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Brother James, In-Laws Waldemar and Bertha Carlson, brother-in-laws Kenneth Carlson, Robert Schreck, John Halden, all of Duluth, Mn and Marvin Paarni of Escanaba, MI.

Survived by his wife of 56 years, Darlene (Carlson); Sister Millie Halden; Sister-in-laws Ardith Paarni, Christine Carlson; Daughters Carlene Schonhardt (Kevin), Sharen Lang (John), Edie Sierra (Anthony); 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service Saturday, May 7th at 11am, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in Tucson, AZ Livestream at

Special thank you to UCLA Brain Bank and Science Care for their outstanding care.

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