Butterfield Jr., Roman 'Little Man Cornell (January 4, 2000 - July 14, 2000)

Roman Cornell 'Little Man'

Butterfield Jr.

Douglas Budget - July 19, 2000

Funeral services for Roman Cornell "Little Man" Butterfield Jr., six months, will be at 10 a.m. July 19 at Converse Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Owens of Douglas Christian Church, Pastor Chuck Mathews of Church of Christ and Andy Gudahl of First Christian Church in Wheatland officiating.

Interment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery. Little Man died July 14 at Denver Children's Hospital. He was born Jan. 4 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County to Roman Cornell and Nancy (Hornick) Butterfield. he was the first baby of the new millennium in the county. Roman was born with a congenital heart defect that was repaired at age four months at Children's Hospital. A valve defect claimed his life after valiant efforts were made by all to save him.

Although Little Man was with his parents only a short time, his parents only a short time, his ministry was a great one. He brought together many people from near and far and taught them love, compassion and forgiveness. He rarely cried or complained during all of the trials he endured. He met each day with a smile and touched all those who met him. He taught his family that joy can be found in strange places and that God truly does exist. We are so fortunate to have had him, if only for a short time and never considered him a burden, but a privilege. His courage and presence will be greatly missed by all.

Roman is survived by his parents of Douglas; sister Grace Butterfield; brothers Tommy and Andy Clohan of Douglas; paternal grandparents George and Claudine Reese of Jacksonville, N.C.; maternal grandparents John and Marlyn Hornick of Baraga, Mich.; aunts and uncles Kathleen Hornick of Lakeside, Ariz., Karl and Zina Hornick of Douglas, John Hornick of Los Angeles, Steven and Peggy Hornick of Appleton, Wis., Ricky Butterfield of Franklin, Ky., George Reese of Texas; cousins Nicole Hornick of Douglas, Steven and Katie Hornick of Wisconsin, Jessica John of North Dakota and Gina John of Wyoming.

Serving as pallbearers will be Karl Hornick, John Hornick, Tommy Clohan and Andy Hornick, Tommy Clohan and Andy Clohan. Honorary pallbearer will be Dave Virtue. Memorials to Children's Hospital in care of 18 Clearview Road, Douglas would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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