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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December 2009


Dear Fellow Businesspeople,


        The holiday season is upon us meaning that the weather is going to start to turn cold so far we have been fortunate with days in the 50’s and 60’s, but our local meteorologist says this is going to change soon.  With this change in the weather now is the time to get the routine maintenance done on your vehicles, and if you feel this is a bit of a hassle, call us and replace your vehicle make it easy on yourself.


        Currently Cadillac is offering a $2,500.00 rebate and Lincoln a $2,750.00 rebate for all 2010 Funeral coaches.  If you need to lower your tax burden the IRS still has in place the Section 179 which allows you to write off up to $125,000.00 this year, talk to your accountant to see if is right time to buy a new Eagle or Krystal coach, or maybe one of the pre-driven coaches we have in stock.


        We at Butler Coach would like to thank all of those who attended the I.F.D.I annual Convention and the N.F.D.A. Convention in which we were exhibitors.  Also would like to thank all of this who attended the Indiana Funeral Supply Sales Club conference and the Mid-America Alumni Association conference in which we were speakers. We look forward to seeing you at the Indiana Funeral Directors Associations Mid-Winter conference February 16-17, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis and also the Indiana Funeral Directors Association annual convention June 7-9, 2010 at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.  Please contact I.F.D.A. at

1-800-846-0746 for more information.


        We thank all of the fine firms that we had the privilege of serving this year, and if you were not one of these firms that you will give us an opportunity to serve you in the future.  Please find a small token of our appreciation with this desk calendar.  We wish all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.




Ron King


Butler Coach Would Like to Thank the Following firms for their recent purchases:

Burns Funeral Home & Crematory, Crown Point, Indiana

Miller-Roscka Funeral Home Monticello, Indiana

Shirley Brothers Mortuary, Indianapolis, Indiana

Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home Decatur, Illinois

Greiner Funeral Home, Terre Haute, Indiana

The Funeral Chapel, Bloomington, Indiana

Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, Indiana

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home Piqua, Ohio

Carlisle Funeral Home, Michigan City, Indiana

2004 Cadillac Eagle Ultimate Elite

Black Over Black

 Black Leather Front Interior

 Black Cloth Rear Interior

Electric Table

Strobe Lights

38,000 Miles

2003 Cadillac Eagle Kingsley

White Over White

Blue Front Interior

Blue Rear Interior

Stainless Package

Wig-Wag Lights

37,000 Miles

2003 Lincoln Federal Stratford

Silver over Marblehead

Tan Rear Interior

Tan Front Interior

Strobes and Wig wags

71,000 Miles

2003 Lincoln Federal Stratford

Silver over Marblehead

Tan Rear Interior

Tan Front Interior

Strobes and Wig wags

67,000 Miles

2000 Cadillac Federal Heritage

Black Over White

Blue Front Interior

Blue Rear Interior

93,000 Miles

2006 Cadillac L.C.W. 48-inch Limousine

Black Over Black

Gray Interior

Raised Roof

Flat Floor

34,000 Miles Still has some Factory Warranty

2001 Cadillac Federal 65-inch V.I.P. Limousine

Black Over Black

Raised Roof


Ice Chest and Glass Holders hidden in door

39,000 Miles

1957 Cadillac Superior Combination

Black over Gray

Green Interior

Comes with Era Correct Cot and Cot Cover

53,000 Miles


Traded For Not In Stock 2001 S&S Masterpiece Black over Black



I Wish I Could Think This Fast

A Man boarded a Plane with 6 kids.  After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle from him leaned over to him asked, “Are all of those kids yours?”


He replied, “No. I work for a condom company.  These are the customer complaints.”


Power of The Badge

A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher.  He tells the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The ranchers says, “Okay, but do not go in that field over there,” as he points out the location.


The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, “Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me.” Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher.  “See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish, on any land.  No questions asked or answers given.  Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?”


The rancher nod politely, apologizes and goes about his chores.


A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the ranchers’ big Santa Getrudis bull.  With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems that he’ll get gored before he reaches safety.  The officer is clearly terrified.  The ranchers throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs….

“Your badge! Show him you BADGE!!!!”


The Potty

A little three-year-old boy is sitting on the toilet.  His mother thinks he has been in there too long, so she goes in to see what’s up.  The little boy is sitting on the toilet reading a book.  But about every 10 seconds or so he puts the book down, grips on to the toilet seat with his left hand and hits himself on top of the head with his right hand.


His Mother says: “Billy, are you alright? You have been in here for a while.”  Billy says “I’M fine, Mommy.. I just have gone doody yet.”  Mothers Says: “OK you can stay in here a few more minutes.  But Billy, why are you hitting yourself on the head?”

Billy Says: “Works for Ketchup.”



When I was younger, I hated going to weddings.  

It seemed that all of the aunts and the grandmotherly types used to come up to me, poke me in the ribs and cackle, telling me, 'YOU'RE NEXT'...

They stopped that after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


Wal-Mart Greeter

So after landing my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, a good find for many retirees,
I lasted less than a day......
 About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. As I had been instructed, I said pleasantly, 'Good morning and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'
 The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, 'Hell no, they ain't twins. The oldest one's 9,
and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or just stupid?'
So I replied, 'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am, I just couldn't believe you got laid twice. Have a good
day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.'

My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work.



Not Only Does Butler Coach sell The Finest Funeral Vehicles From Eagle Coach and Krystal Koach we are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the state of Indiana and a Ferno-Washington Dealer