Deacon Russ Butler

Order: 
Archdiocesan deacons
Jubilee year: 
25th ordination
Birthplace: 
St. Louis
Ordination: 
1992
Service in the archdiocese: 

Immaculate Conception Parish, Dardenne Prairie, 1999-2017

Retired, 2017-present

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, 1992-99

Marriage tribunal, Diocese of Jefferson City, 1992-97

About me: 

Deacon Butler and his wife, Betty, have been married for 59 years. Among four children, Msgr. Michael Butler is pastor at St. Clement of Rome Parish in Des Peres. They also have a daughter, Donna, and sons Jim and Bob, as well as 14 grandchildren. He was a mayor of Bel-Ridge, served on the St. Louis County Council and was on Gov. Joe Teasdale's staff in Jefferson City at the time of his ordination.