Charles R. Butler, Inc.

248 West County Road 1400 North

Carbon, Indiana 47837

Phone (812) 442-0857

Fax (812)) 442-0076




Spring 2011

Dear Fellow Businesspeople ,

It appears that spring has sprung. The flowers are blooming the grass is growing and the temperature is starting to climb. The rebirth of the year has taken place, and if you need that same rebirth in your garage give us a call and see how we can help that happen.

As we celebrate our 75th anniversary we would like to thank all of you for your support and purchases over that 75 years, and we look forward to taking care of your funeral car needs for another 75 years. Over the past 75 years we have seen a lot of change in the funeral coach industry and there is some on its way, and below we have all of the most current information on the future changes in our industry.

Cadillac is in the process of ending the DTS as a model, they will be unofficially replacing this with what they are calling the XTS. This change will not take place until the middle of 2012 with funeral coaches rolling out near the end of the year of 2012. These dates are pending that there arenít any hic-ups along the way, and as we all know there are almost always hic-ups. There will be NO 2012 Cadillac DTS or Funeral Coach. What we have learned about the XTS so far is that it will be a smaller car than the DTS, thus we will have a smaller funeral coach. Cadillac tends to have very large price increases as they release new vehicles and we fear that the XTS will have that same fate since there will be no 2012 model. We do have some pictures of the XTS and a possible look of the XTS funeral coach on our Facebook page at if you would like to check it out. If you are interested in a Cadillac and want a larger car now is the time to take advantage of it, with the lowest price, biggest rebates, best quality from Eagle Coach and best service after the sale from Butler Coach.

Lincoln has officially ended the Town Car production and have replaced it with the MKT for funeral coach and limousine production. Eagle Coach showed this at the NFDA convention in New Orleans these vehicles are available for order now and will be rolling of the production line from Eagle Coach near the End of May. Eagle Coach still has a very limited number of Town Car Chassis (less than 8 at the time of this letter) that can still be made into funeral coaches and limousines. The MKT limousine chassis will be available sometime next year, if you like the look or either Lincoln now is the time to order; either be the first to have the new MKT or the last to have the tried and true Town Car. To see pictures of the all new MKT visit our facebook page. The MKT we show was based off of the Eagle Echelon, Eagle will produce a more traditional looking MKT funeral coach that will be available this fall.

The IFDA Convention is right around the corner June 7-9 2011 at Lucas Oil Stadium, We will have a brand new 2011 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite funeral coach that has a home with an Indiana funeral home. Our second vehicle will be a 2011 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite with an Oval Window that also has a home with and Indiana funeral home. Even though theses two funeral coaches are sold we can get a similar car ordered for your firm. We look forward to seeing you there. While you are there make sure to check with the Indiana Funeral Supply Sales Club as they will be having a scavenger hunt on the convention floor with some amazing prizes.

The Independent Funeral Directors of Indiana will be having their annual convention August 18-19 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport. Further information will be on itís way to you.

At this time we have a Funeral Home located in Eastern Indiana for sale, for more details give us a call at 1-800-876-0857






Ron King

Butler Coach Company would like to thank the following firms for their recent purchases:

Phil Sawyer Livery Service of Southern, Illinois

Osborn Funeral Home of Dix, Illinois

Rees Funeral Homes of Hobart, Lake Station, Portage and Winfield, Indiana

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Homes of Bedford, Shoals, Loogootee, and Mitchell, Indiana

Lester Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home of Bloomfield and Lyons, Indiana

Osborne Funeral Home of Evansville, Indiana

Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home of Elkhart, Indiana

Norman Funeral Home of Hope, Indiana

Maurice Robinson Livery Service of Washington D.C.

Crown Hill Funeral Home of Indianapolis, Indiana

Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As  luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away.
She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned  had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned.  Since Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car.
She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried the full bedpan back to her car. 
As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two Baptists watched from across the street. One of them turned to the other and  said,

 'If it starts, I'm turning Catholic.'

Bubbaís Birthday

Bubba had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition. It seems that his father, grandfather and
great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water  on their 21st birthday. On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake to the bar on the far side for their first legal drink.   So when Bubba's 21st birthday came a round, he and his pal Jim Bob took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Bubba stepped out of the boat .... And nearly drowned!   Furious and confused, Bubba went to see his grandmother.. 'Grandma,'  he asked, 'it's my 21st birthday, "so why can't I walk cross the lake like my pappy, his father, and  his father before him?"   Granny looked deeply into Bubba's troubled eyes and said, "Because  your father, your grandfather and your great grandfather were born in January, when the lake is frozen, and you were
born in July, you dummy



Subject: Polish divorce... 
A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl.
Although his English was far from perfect, they got along very well until one day 
he rushed into a lawyer's office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him. 
The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and 
asked him the following questions: 
Have you any grounds? - Yes, an acre and half and nice little home. 
No, I mean what is the foundation of this case? - It made of concrete. 

I don't think you understand Does either of you have a real grudge? - No, we have carport, and not need one. 
I mean What are your relations like? - All my relations still in Poland . 
Is there any infidelity in your marriage? - We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player . 
Does your wife beat you up? - No, I always up before her. 
Why do you want this divorce? - She going to kill me. 

What makes you think that? - I got proof.

What kind of proof? - She going to poison me. She buy a
bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom. I can read, and it say: 'Polish Remover'

Current Inventory

056.jpg (119533 bytes)2007 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Black over Black with 63,000 miles

002.jpg (88697 bytes)2007 Cadillac Eagle Regency with raised roof Black over Black with 42,000 miles

084 (3).jpg (117286 bytes)1997 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Black over Black with 56,000 miles

1957 Cadillac.JPG (416591 bytes)1957 Cadillac Superior Combination Black over Gray with 53,000 miles

031.jpg (113969 bytes)1995 Cadillac S&S Victoria Black over Black with 66,000 miles

Traded for but not in stock:

2006 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Black over Black

1996 Cadillac S&S Victoria Blue over Silver


If you donít see the car you want here give us a call at 1-800-876-0857 and we will find it for you and check for the most up to date inventory. Butler Coach Company is also your dealer for Ferno Mortuary products.