Former city judge dies in accident

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A former city judge and current mayor of Butler, Ind. died May 17 following a motorcycle accident. Floyd "Butch" Coburn served as Butler City judge from 1992 to 2001 before becoming mayor. Coburn, 64, had served as mayor for five years.

He was born and raised in northern Indiana and also worked at Universal Tool and Stamping and Nucor Fastener. Coburn was a member of many community organizations including Butler Eagles, Butler American Legion, and Gold Wing Association. He was an original member of the Butler unit of DeKalb County EMS.

He is survived by his wife, DeNeal Brown; seven sons; two daughters; 26 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. The calling will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 212 N. Broadway, Butler; and one hour prior to funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastside High School Auditorium, 603 E. Green St., Butler.


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  1. How do you go about each day with out having resentment or ill will towards the evil that has done this to you? Is it your faith that keeps you going and knowing that someday they will have to answer to God? At church our pastor talked about forgiveness and how Jesus forgave our sins and we should too. Its very hard knowing that we do the right thing in this world, and those that are liars, thieves, are continued in power and continue on doing their jobs, while you are banished from something that you have every right to do with out being penalized.

  2. From my post below .... I cut and pasted in error:

  3. Your prayers must account for some of the wind beneath my wings. That and this: His yoke is easy, His burden light. OK, now to bring this comment thread 100% back to the topic at hand. From my secret files, never before published, a letter that Commission head Myra Selby deemed interesting, but ..... This Hail Mary was ignored by the Commission, and then cited by the Indiana bar examiners to justify the need for a lifetime banishment from the Indiana Supreme Court. I tender it as a study in anti white male anti Christian antipathy in the Indiana court system. Focused upon the Race (ie not white) and Gender (ie not male) and not religious Commission for "fairness." Uncle Karl, eat your heart out: ...

  4. What a disgrace of Judicial Proceedings. Can complain and write comments forever but someone needs to show the mother how to fight back before he turns this little girl against her.

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