The rolling hills of Dogwood Avenue, four miles east of Dows, provided a beautiful fall backdrop to a sad occasion last Thursday morning. Filling soon-to-be-empty fields of corn, more than two dozen people gathered to harvest and haul to market the last of Jerry Butt’s crop. A crop that may well be his last.
Jerry was recently diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a very aggressive, fast growing terminal cancer. It started with weeks of headaches and nausea that sent him to Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls on Sept. 8. A CAT scan led to a transfer to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines ASAP.