David Allen and Katherine Dena Butterfield, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of David Allen and Katherine Dena Butterfield


Submitted by Dave & Kathy Butterfield

Dave was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, and Kathy was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. Dave is a 1963 graduate of Valparaiso High School and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University in 1967 and a Juris Doctor Degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1971. Kathy graduated from Horace Mann High School in 1962 and earned a B.S. in Accounting at Indiana University. She was employed by Comay's Jewelers in Gary as an assistant manager and inventory bookkeeper for ten years while in high school and in college and taught at Boone Grove High School for three years while Dave was in law school. While teaching, she was the faculty sponsor for the National Honor Society, Cheerleaders and G.A.A. She also sponsored the youth group of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and directed the Junior Choir and taught teenage Sunday School. She is currently employed by her husband as his secretary.

Dave worked at U. S. Steel during the years of his education and upon graduating from law school, was employed by Legal Services-Legal Education in South Bend as a staff attorney. In February of 1973, he was appointed City Attorney of Valparaiso and opened his office for the private practice of law. In December of 1974, he became part of the law firm of Tsoutsouris, Butterfield and Johnston. He is a member of local, state and national bar associations as well as Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Merrillville, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Jaycees, the Valparaiso Ad-Hoc Committee for the Bicentennial, Kiwanis, has chaired fund raising committees for the United Way, is a past counselor for the Boy Scouts in the Merit Badge Program, has been honored as an Outstanding Young Man of America of 1975.

The Butterfields live in Valparaiso and have one daughter -- Deena Christine. Deena's grandparents are Buck and Christine Butterfield of Valparaiso and Nick and Dena Adams also of Valparaiso.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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