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Emery "Butch" V. Counterman, 76, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 10:17 p.m., in Union Hospital. Butch was born Nov. 16, 1941, to Russell Counterman and Laura Counterman Heflin.
He worked as a hod carrier. Butch married Donna "LaBounty" Counterman on Feb. 23, 1964. He was a member of Tabernacle or Praise Church in New Goshen, Indiana. Butch loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed the many family gatherings.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Marjorie Strange; son, Bobby Counterman; and sisters, Margaret James (John) Rosemary Ritchey, Doris Armstrong and Brenda Lawrence. Butch is survived by his son, Chuck Counterman; four grandchildren, Jared (Tara) Counterman, Brittany (Leslie) Counterman, Ashley (Danny) Counterman and Tyler Counterman; four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Rylan, Olivia and Sophia; eight siblings, Shirley (Allen) Grassick, Russ and Cheryl Counterman, Wayne (Jan) Counterman, Herb and Linda Counterman, Dee (Jim) DeBugue, Joey and Candi Heflin, Marcia Coon, and Julie and Davie Davis. He has also left behind many extended family members; nieces; nephews; and a special brother-in-law, Shary Lawrence.
Visitation for Butch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, with services starting at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. The Revs. John Wheeler and Bill Benton will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with the service. "I do you too"
Online condolences may be left at:
www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 12, 2018
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