Charles R. Butler Inc.

248 West County Road 1400 North

Carbon, Indiana 47837

Phone (812) 442-0857

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 November/ December 2008,


Dear Funeral Service Professional,


            The holidays are fast approaching which means colder temperatures, and it’s time to get your vehicle’s fluids checked, tires rotated, and routine maintenance taken care of. If you think your vehicle may not make through this winter call us and we can get you a new or pre-owned vehicle that will.  Also by purchasing now you can take advantage of the section 179 depreciation, which can depreciate 100% of the cost of a funeral coach or limousine up to $125,000.00 in one year.  With the depreciation and the rebates offered by Cadillac ($2,000.00) and Lincoln ($2,750.00) this is the time to buy your new funeral coach.

            Butler Coach would also like to thank all of the members that we saw at the I.F.D.A. convention and District Meetings, the members that we saw at the I.F.D.I. convention, and the N.F.D.A. members we saw in Orlando.  The most important part of any good organization is the people that belong to it, so we are glad to see very active members.  We look forward to seeing all of you next year at all of the upcoming events.

The Indiana Funeral Sales & Supply Club is putting on a continuing education program December 3, 2008 at the IFDA offices, where you can get as many as 6 funeral director hours or 4 insurance hours.  Go to to get a registration form or contact a member of the IFSSC.

Please find a new Butler Coach calendar for your desk in this mailing and accept this as a small token of our thanks to you.


            We at Butler Coach would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and a prosperous and healthy New Year in 2009.






Ron King & Paulane Butler


Vehicles In Stock and Available To Your Firm Today

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2006 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate

3,000 miles


2004 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite

 29,000 miles


2003 Cadillac Eagle Kingsley

30,000 Miles


2001 Lincoln M&M

63,000 Miles


1998 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate

 26,000 Miles

Black over White

1996 Cadillac Federal

40,000 Miles


2004 Cadillac L.C.W.

48-inch Commuter

45,000 Miles


1957 Cadillac Superior Combination

Black over Gray



Simple Test

Do the have the Fourth of July in England?

How many birthdays does the average man have?

Some months have 31 days how many have 28?

Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow’s sister?

Divide 30 by ½ and add 10 what is the answer?

If there are 3 apples and you take 2 away how many do you have?

A doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take one every half hour how many minutes will the pills last?

A farmer has 17 sheep all but 9 die. How many are left?

How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the Ark?

How many two-cent stamps are there in a dozen?

How Many outs are there in an inning of baseball?

Answers at end of Page 3

We would like to thank the following firms for their continued support of Butler Coach

Fagen-Miller Funeral Homes of Highland, St. John, Dyer and Griffith Indiana

Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes of Kewanna & Royal Center, Indiana

Shoemaker Funeral Home of Waynetown, Indiana

Baird-Freeman Funeral Home of Portland, Indiana

Fredrick & Son Funeral Home of Vincennes, Indiana

Senesac Funeral Home of Kankakee, Illinois

Phil Sawyer Livery Service of Belleville, Illinois

Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home of North Vernon, Indiana

Anthony & Dziadwoicz Funeral Homes of Munster and Hammond, Indiana

Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home of Decatur, Indiana

Burkhart Funeral Home of Crawfordsville, Indiana

Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service of Merrillville, Crown Point and Portage, Indiana

Braman & Son Funeral Home of North Judson and Knox, Indiana

Bailey-Love Funeral Home of Huntington, Indiana

Vail-Holt Funeral Homes of Hanover and Madison, Indiana

Scott Funeral Home of Jeffersonville, Indiana

Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home of Elkhart, Indiana


Will You Live to See 85?

I recently picked a new primary care doctor.  After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he thought I was doing fairly well for my age.

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, “Do you think I’ll live to 85?”

He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?”

“Oh no!” I replied. “I’m not doing drugs either.”

Then he asked, “Do you eat rib-eye steaks, barbecued ribs, or Sausage?”

I said, “No, my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!”

Then he asked, “Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating or hiking?”

“No I don’t,” I said

He asked, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars, ride a Harley or have a lot of sex?”

No, I said

He Looked at me and said, “Then why do you even care”


A young guy from Mississippi moves to Florida and goes to a big “everything under one roof” department store looking for a job.  The Manager says, “Do you have any sales experience?”

The kid says “Yeah I was a salesman back in Mississippi” Well; the boss liked the kid and gave him a job.  “You start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”  His first day was rough, but got through it.  After the store was locked up, the boss came down.  “How many customers bought something from you today?”

The kid says “One.”  The boss says “Just one?  Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. 

How much was the sale for?”

The kid says “$121,2137.65”

The boss says “$121,237.65? What the hell did you sell?”

The kid says, “First, I sold him a small fish hook.  Then I sold him a medium fishhook.  Then I sold him a larger fishhook.  Then I sold him a new fishing rod.  Then I asked him where he was going fishing, and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat.  So we went down to the boat department, and I sold him a twin engine Boston Whaler.  Then he said that he didn’t think his Honda civic would pull it so I took him down to the auto department and sold him that 4X4 Expedition.”  The boss said, “A guy came here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?” 

The kid said, No, the guy came in here for tampons for his wife and I told him “Dude, your weekend is shot you should go fishing.”

The Birds and The Bees

A father asked his 10-year-old son if he knew about the birds and the bees.

“I don’t want to know,” the child said, bursting into tears.  Promise you won’t tell me.”

Confused the father asked what was wrong.

The boy sobbed

“When I was six, I got the ‘There’s no Easter Bunny’ speech.

At seven, I got the ‘There’s no Tooth Fairy’ speech.

When I was eight, you hit me with the ‘There’s no Santa’ speech.

If you’re going to tell me that grown-ups don’t really get laid, I’ll have nothing left to live for.


 (1) A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a
human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that a whale swallowed Jonah.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven, I will ask Jonah.'
The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'
The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him.'
(2) A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children
while they were drawing.
She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked
what the drawing was.
The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'
The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied,
'They will in a minute.'
(3) A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
After explaining the commandment to 'honor' thy Father and thy Mother, she
asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers
and sisters?'
Without missing a beat one little boy, the oldest of a family, answered,

 'Thou shall not kill.'

(4) The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to

persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
'Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and
say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor'.'
A small voice at the back of the room rang out, 'And there's the teacher, she's dead.'

 (5) A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. 
Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, 'Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.'
'Yes,' the class said.
'Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position, the blood doesn't run into my feet?'
A little fellow shouted, 'Cause your feet ain't empty.'
(6) The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school
for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
'Take only ONE. God is watching.'
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note, 'Take all you want. God is watching the


Answers to Test

Yes, It comes after the third of July

1, just one

12, all of them

No, Because he is dead

70, 30 divided by ½ is 60 plus 10

2, you took them

60 minutes, start with the first pill the 30 minutes later for 2nd pill the 30 minutes later for pill 3


None, Noah had the Ark

12, There are 12 2-cent-stamps in a dozen

6, three per side