Dean Butler passed away on September 15, 2019, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born July 30, 1954, in Lima, Ohio, to LeRoy and Marian (Hill) Butler.
Dean worked for Farmers Insurance for 43 years, in both a corporate capacity as well as owning his own agency in Phoenix. He was a founder of the Arizona Scouting Museum; and received The Silver Beaver Award in 2006 for his distinguished service to youth. He was a member of the The Phoenix Air National Guard Patriots (PANG), a citizen support group for the men and women in the 161st Air Refueling Wing of the Phoenix area Air National Guard. Dean was also appointed to serve and chaired the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority by four Arizona Governors.
Dean is survived by his wife, Trudy, who was the love of his life; his son and best friend, Sean, his brother John Butler and his sisters Shirley Wentzel and Valerie Sundermann.
There will be a visitation on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary 6500 E Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00pm at Desert Springs Bible Church 16215 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032 with a reception to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed in Dean’s memory to the Arizona Scouting Museum: PO Box 86476 Phoenix, AZ. 85080-6476.Print Obituary & Condolences