Charles R. Butler Inc.

248 West County Road 1400 North

Carbon, Indiana 47837

Phone (812) 442-0857

Fax (812) 442-0076

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                                                                                      Spring 2009


Dear Fellow Business People,


            Spring is here and with that the weather that we have been waiting for it seems like forever.  The daffodils are blooming and a new beginning is taking hold.  With this new beginning it may be time to start with a funeral coach or limousine with a new beginning for your firm, a new fresher image.  We understand that it looks tough out there but with every crisis there is an opportunity.   As Mark Twain said, I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”  As I write this letter to you our suppliers are giving some of the most generous discounts that they have given in years, their little way to try to stimulate the economy.  This may be the right time to upgrade your coach or limousine with us.


            With spring here that means that the Convention season will be in full swing soon.  This year the Indiana Funeral Directors Association convention will be held

May 5-7 2009 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. With three days of exhibit floor time please stop by our booth. We will have a 2009 Silver Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite with an Oval window in our booth.   There will also be a stock unit that you can take home right off the convention floor, so bring your checkbooks.  We are one of the presenters for the Vermillion County Funeral Directors Association Seminar on April 22, 2009 at the Days Inn in Danville, Illinois from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C.D.T. This seminar has been approved for 8 CE hours; contact Mike Rortvedt at 217-304-1274 for more information.


            At Butler Coach not only do we sell the finest funeral coaches and limousines by companies like Eagle Coach and Krystal Enterprises we also sell Ferno funeral equipment, and when the time comes we are licensed real estate broker that can sell your funeral home.





Ron King


Available Vehicles

2005 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite 19,000 miles Silver/Silver available Mid-May

2004 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite 32,000 miles Black/Black

2004 Cadillac L.C.W. 48-inch Commuter Limousine 44,000 miles Black/Black

2003 Cadillac Eagle Kingsley 34,000 miles White/White

2001 Lincoln M&M 63,000 miles Limousine Style Silver/Silver

1998 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Black/White 28,000 miles

1996 Federal White/White 42,000 Miles

Check out for the most up to date inventory and also pictures of the above vehicles.

Butler Coach Would Like to Thank The Following Firms:

Ziemer Funeral Homes of Evansville, Indiana

Carlisle Funeral Home of Michigan City

Fountain Square Mortuary of Indianapolis, Indiana

Grinsteiner Funeral Home Indianapolis, Indiana

Bass-Patton-Dean Funeral Home and Toberman-Dean Funeral Home of Hillsboro and Coffeen, Illinois


Dark In Here

A wife takes a lover home during the day while her husband is at work.
The 9-year old son comes home early, sees them and hides in the bedroom closet to watch. 
Unexpectedly, the woman's husband also comes home. She puts her lover in the closet, not realizing that the little boy is already in there. The little boy says, 'Dark in here.' The man says, 'Yes, it is.'
Boy: 'I have a baseball.'
Man: 'That's nice'
Boy: 'Want to buy it?'
Man: 'No, thanks.'
Boy: 'My Dad's outside.'
Man: 'OK, how much?'
Boy: '$250'

Weeks later, it happens that the boy and the lover find themselves in the closet again.
Boy: 'Dark in here.'
Man: 'Yes, it is.'
Boy: 'I have a baseball glove.'
The lover, remembering the last time, asks the boy, 'How much?'
Boy: '$750'
Man: 'Sold'

A few days later, the Dad says to the boy, 'Grab your glove, let's go outside and have a game of catch.' The boy says, 'I can't, I sold my baseball and my glove.' The Dad asks, 'How much did you sell them for?'
Boy: '$1,000'
The Dad says, 'That's terrible to rip off your friends like that...that is way more than those two things cost I'm taking you to church, to confession.'
In church, the Dad makes sure the boy goes in to the confessional and closes the door. The boy says, 'Dark in here.'
The priest says, 'Don't start that again; you're in my closet now.'


 This is a quiz for people who know everything!

I found out in a hurry that I didn’t.  These are not trick questions.  They are straight questions with straight answers

1.      What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

2.    Of all the vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing season.  All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?

3.    What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

4.    In many liquor stores you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottler.  The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?

5.    Only three words in Standard English begin with the letter “dw” and they are all common words. Name two of them.

6.    There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them?

7.    Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked or in any other form except fresh?

8.    Name six or more things that you can wear on you feet that begin with letter “S”

9.    Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

Answers on Page 3



Work on apartment, get free funeral
A New York City funeral director is offering a deal to die for.
Peter Dohanich put an ad on Craigslist seeking a reliable contractor to fix up his apartment in exchange for a full service funeral.
Dohanich, who is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, says he wants a contractor to build a sitting room off the living room of his ground floor apartment.
In return, Dohanich says he'll provide a full funeral, including cremation or burial, embalming, a coffin, viewing, church service, and even a hearse or limo for loved ones.
The 51-year-old Dohanich admits some may view his ad as bizarre, but he says it's savvy, not spooky.


For 2 years a man was having an affair with an
Italian woman.
One night, she confided in him that she was
pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation
or his marriage, He paid her a large sum of
money if she would go to Italy to secretly have
the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child,
he would also provide child support until the child
turned 18.
She agreed, but asked how he would know when the
baby was born. To keep it discrete, he told her to
simply mail him a post card, and write 'Spaghetti'
on the back. He would then arrange for the child
support payments to begin.
One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his
confused wife.
'Honey!,' she said, 'you received a very strange
post card today.'
'Oh, just give it to me and I'll explain it
later,' he said. The wife obeyed and watched as
her husband read the card, turned white,
and fainted.
On the card was written:
Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti.
Three with meatballs, two without.
Send extra sauce.'


Answers to quiz

  1. North American landmark constantly moving backwards. Niagara Falls (the rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the million gallons of water that rush over every minute)
  2. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several seasons… Asparagus & rhubarb
  3. The fruit with its seeds on the outside… Strawberry
  4. How did the pear get inside the bottle? It grew inside the bottler.  (The bottles are placed over the pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree.  The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season.  When the pears are ripe they are snipped of at the stems.)
  5. Three English words beginning with ‘dw’ Dwarf, Dwindle and Dwell
  6. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces and ellipses.
  7. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked or in any form other than fresh is Lettuce
  8. Six or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with “S” Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
  9. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends…. Boxing