Paul "Butch" Fey Sr. entered Heaven's Gates at 11:28 AM on
Monday, February 4, 2013 at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in
Butch was born on February 23, 1944 in Bloomington, Illinois the
son of the late Paul and Ruby (Corbin) Fey and had attained the age
of 68 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Ewert on
May 11, 1964 in Normal, Illinois and she survives.
Mr. Fey worked as a self-employed painter for many years. He was
a member of the Secor Sportsman's Club in Secor and he enjoyed
numerous outdoor activities such as fishing, camping and four
wheeling in the mountains. He was an avid arrowhead collector,
enjoyed making jewelry, playing guitar and writing music and was
known as a fantastic storyteller. Butch enjoyed spending time with
his family. Butch's lifelong wish was that when he departed this
life he would have his tennis shoes on so that he could run to
Heaven. That wish was granted on Monday.
Butch proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from
In addition to his wife Maxine, Butch is survived by his
children, Rhonda and her husband Donnie Novak of Chesapeake,
Virginia; Wanda and her husband Kenny Kuhles of Hoopeston,
Illinois; Paul and his wife Heather Fey of Gridley, Illinois;
Michael and his wife Jada Fey of Manchester, Missouri; Seven
grandchildren, Kadie, Karie, Kamie, Izabella, Joseph, Zhenya, Nina;
a sister, Norma and her husband David Edwards of Pinetop,
Arizona and by a brother, Corbin Cole of Kingman, Arizona. In
addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a dear
friend and cousin, Corky Pickens.
In accordance with Mr. Fey's wishes, cremation rites have been
accorded and a Celebration of Butch's Life will be held from 12-4
PM on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Secor Community Center in
Secor, Illinois. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Secor
Fire Department. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home of El Paso, Illinois
is assisting the family of Butch Fey. To leave an online condolence
or to share a memory please visit www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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