Alex “Butch” Bann, born September 22, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio, passed away on November 9, 2023. Beloved husband of 49 years to Kathy Bann, devoted father of Susan Lewis and fiancé Royal Riedel, Alex Bann and wife Jane, Sandy Devine and fiancé Chris Stewart, Raymond Bann, Christy Kidwell and fiancé Ed Thompson, and Jerry and Tiffie Butte; grandfather of Aaron Bann (deceased), Laura “Tessa” Presley, Jared “Deraj” Lewis, Mercedes Sarnes (deceased), Victoria Colvin, Alex “Matt” Bann, Tiffany (baby girl) Butte, Jenna (devil) Butte, Jaylee (George) Butte, Gracie Devine, Oceanna Devine, Montana Butte, Marley Butte, Mason Butte, Craig Miller, Hunter Goulet, and Lexus (Luther) Bann, and many more great-grandchildren.
Enlisting in the US Marines Corps in August 1962, Butch served four years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Because of his love for his country, in 1978, he re-enlisted in the US Army. After serving numerous tours, including Desert Storm, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot. He continued to fly helicopters as a civilian for twenty-two more years.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 387, VFW Post 3106, Leathernecks, and Combat Vets Motorcycle Clubs. His hobbies included golfing, reading, model trains, riding Harleys, buying sports cars (especially Corvettes), and spending time with his grandkids. Butch will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him.
The procession will start at 9:30 am from Labby Funeral Home in Leesville to Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, where a graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M, November 20, 2023, 3348 University Pkwy., Leesville, LA. Celebration of life will be held at American legion 387 in New Llano, LA.