Terence Butler Obituary

LAWRENCE, KS – Terence Thomas “Terry” “Wamego” Butler, 52, of Lawrence, KS, passed away April 10, 2020, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born April 21, 1967, in Oklahoma City, OK, the son of John Thomas Butler and Margaret Mahkuk.

Terry graduated from Royal Valley High School in 1986 and from Ventura College in California with his Associated Degree. He proudly served in the Army National Guard.

He worked as a customer service representative in Medicare for over 5 years.

Terry was a member of the Native American Church and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

He married Charlene Louise Lewis on September 12, 2009, in Las Vegas, NV. They celebrated over 11 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Butler of the home; mother, Margaret Mahkuk of Mayetta, KS; father, John T. Butler of Cinnaminson, NJ; son, Bryce Butler of the home; 2 step-daughters, Pamela Sanchez and Chelsea Lewis both of Topeka, KS; 2 step-sons, William Matchie and Brandon Sage both of Topeka, KS; sister, Nevika Mahkuk of Tulsa, OK and several step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister Tracy Mahkuk.

Private Graveside Service will be at Mahkuk Cemetery on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land. Terry will lie in state from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website:  Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436 or

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