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Long-time Lisbon resident Rescella passes at 95

Family sold land that became Woodside Elementary School

June 19, 2014

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, a long-time Lisbon farm lady, Rescella T. Butler, died at the age of 95. She was the wife of Robert "Bob" Butler.

Together, Bob and Rescella sold a 20-acre, top of the hill land mass from their farm for Woodside Elementary School. The sale saw the school become part of the village of Sussex, while the remaining northwest corner of Good Hope Drive and Woodside Road is a land-locked piece of the town of Lisbon. The former barns and other major farm buildings have all disappeared in the last two decades.

Rescella Butler is survived by her niece, Marjorie (Gary) Boe and their family; Cheri (Alan) Schmackle, Melissa and Daniele Schmackle, Robert Boots and Madelyne Bauer. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Vistitation was Wednesday, June 18 at the Sussex funeral home. Entombment was at the Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Her late husband, Robert, was part of an 1840s pioneer family that settled in the town of Lisbon.

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