Richard Butler
Richard Butler

Obituary of Richard Edward Butler

Richard Edward “Eddie/Ed” Butler 

Richard Edward Butler, passed away at the age of 51, on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, with his family by his side.  Eddie was born on October 4, 1970, in Joliet, and was raised in Plainfield. He attended Plainfield Schools and was a survivor of the 1990 Plainfield tornado.

Before his life changed on that tragic day, Eddie enjoyed playing guitar mostly but liked the drums too.  If you knew Eddie, you know who his favorite band is…..Metallica!  He had a great sense of humor and some of the BEST and hilarious one-liners!  Regardless of the obstacles or as he would say, “jump the hurdles” life presented to him, he was a fighter and handled it like a champ.  He liked to make people laugh and proved time and time again, how STRONG he truly was.

He is survived by his loving and supportive sister, Brandy Butler; niece, Candice Butler; great-nephew, Treyton; aunt, Kathleen Butler; step-father, Casey Wysocki, and many cousins.

Eddie is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Richard John Butler and Hester “Hettie” Sue (Manning) Wysocki; sister, Tammy Jo Butler (1969); maternal grandparents, Bill and Harriett Manning; and paternal grandparents, Jack, and Fran Butler.

Visitation for Richard Edward Butler will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.  

For more information please call the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home at 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at




1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
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