MARION (WSIL) – Former Marion Mayor Bob Butler has passed away.
Current Mayor Anthony Rinella tells News 3 Butler passed away Monday morning.
Bob Butler served as mayor of Marion for 55 years before retiring in January 2018. He was one of the longest serving mayors in the country.
In 2015, he was presented with the Lifetime of Service award from the Illinois Municipal League.
Butler was 92.
Dear Citizens of Marion,
It is with heavy hearts we are sad to report that Mayor Emeritus Robert L. Butler passed away on April 22, 2019 at 9:30 A.M.