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St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Langdon, ND)
Saturday November 14th, 2020

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Steven "Butch" A. Hotten

Steven “Butch” Arthur Hotten passed away on November 12, 2020 at Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, ND. A private service will be held at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. A public graveside service will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Walhalla.

Butch was born March 20, 1942 to Arthur and Marjorie Hotten in Langdon, ND. He attended school in Walhalla and graduated from Walsh County Ag School of Park River in 1959. Butch attended North Dakota Ag College in Fargo, then enlisted in the United States Army in September 1960. He served overseas in Korea and was discharged in 1963. Butch married Gloria Arends on May 29, 1965 in Galt, California. They have four children: Arthur, Brenda, Heather and Kellie. Butch was employed as a welder in Sacramento and Los Angeles, CA until returning to the Walhalla area in 1973. He worked for Metelmann Farms for five years before spending twenty-five years working road construction with Northern Improvement Co. Butch retired in October 2003. After retirement he worked for Stremick Farms and with Frank Kalis of Walhalla. He loved spending time with his family, volunteering, helping out friends and neighbors, and relaxing at the Mt Carmel Dam campground. Butch was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, a lifetime member of Pembina County VFW Post 8937, the Walhalla American Legion Post 62, the Walhalla Knights of Columbus Council #4485, and St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Butch is survived by his wife, Gloria, of Walhalla; children: Arthur H (Kimberly) Hotten of Underwood, ND; Brenda (Curt) LaPorte of Walhalla; ND, Heather (Gregory) Lafferty of Walhalla, ND; Kellie (Russell) Carignan of Grafton, ND; his brother Brent (Cookie) Hotten of Neche, ND; his sisters Judy (Gary) Spangelo of Cheney, WA and Linda LeTexier of Cavalier; grandchildren: Cassie (Jason) Jorgenson, Tyler (Lindsey) Hotten, Jordin (Stephen) Wooley, Megan Hotten, Kaity (Brett) Dalzell, Andrew (Chelsea) Carignan, Madylin Lafferty, Sydney, Eliza, and Anna Carignan and three great-grandchildren: Easton, Quinn, and Redick.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur H Hotten and Florence Hutchison, Marjorie and John Foxen; brother Terry Hotten; and sister-in-law Evelyn Hotten.




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Condolences to family and friends. We were in high school together. Butch was my hero one Halloween when he took revenge on a resident who was mean to us. He put garbage in the guys car. Loved it!

Dale Inglis Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

With a saddened heart I send my deepest sympathy.

Lorraine Beauchamp Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the Hotten family.

Doreen Mostad Thorlakson Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gloria & Family, Butch was a guy who always loved to visit, loved to laugh and you could tell by the way he talked he LOVED his family. Such a kind and generous man-may the stories/memories shared bring you all comfort through your sorrow, strength through your pain and courage to face tomorrow. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

In our minds, Butch was a true North Dakotan, hard working, independent, with a lot of common sense and knowledge, always ready to help a friend and neighbor. It was fitting that he fell shoveling a neighbor's driveway. Judy has lost a brother she loved and I've not only lost a brother-in-law but a good friend. We will miss him greatly.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Butch's family.

Gary and Judy Hotten Spangelo

Gary and Judy Hotten Spangelo Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the Hotten family..Butch and Gloria were great neighbors to my parents.

Audrey Mathison Beauchp Nov 15 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Gloria. So sorry for your loss

Rhonda Nov 14 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest Sympathy to Gloria and all the family. With the crazy time we are in this is about the only we can communicate.
Love and Prayers to all.

Leo & Lenore Beauchamp Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM