Duane L (Butch) Candler, 78, died of heart failure Saturday January 30, 2021, at his home in Moscow.
Butch was born at ST Joseph Hospital in Lewiston ID. on November 14, 1942 to Walter (Bud) Candler and Neva Jean (Courtney) Candler.
He started school in Troy OR. however he lived in many places growing up including Anatone, Kendrick, Clarkston and Asotin where he graduated in 1961.
He served in the United States Navy from 1961 - 1965. He married his High School sweet heart Ida Lorraine Lang on Nov. 17, 1961 while home on leave from the Navy.
Butch and Lorraine moved to Moscow in 1969 where they raised two children Lenae and Les. Butch took a job with Mitchell Distributing where he delivered Colorado Cool-aid for 18 years. He then moved on to WSU and retired from there in March of 2005.
His survivors include his wife Lorraine of 59 years, daughter Lenae Candler and son Les (Leah) Candler. Grandchildren: David Candler, Samantha (Buddy) Lockie, Austin Candler and Sheyenne Candler. Great grandchildren: Broc, Tuff, Brook and Hollis. Let’s not forget Bugsy the grand dog. Uncle Bob Courtney, Aunt Hazel Candler, two Brother’s Tad and Punk Candler and a sister Pat Berry
Butch never met a stranger; he loved to talk to everyone. He enjoyed coffee with the boys at Moscow RV shop as well as taking care of his yard and the flowers Lorraine planted every spring.
The family would like to thank Moscow Ambulance crew and Moscow PD for all their help. We would also like to thank all of his doctors, nurses and especially Palouse Dialysis Center.
At Butch’s request there will be no funeral Service.
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