Veteran Burial Services


A burial benefit of $100.00 is payable towards the funeral expense of an honorably discharged wartime veteran (please see Wartime dates.) The veteran must be a legal resident of Butler County at the time of his/her death. The widow(er) is entitled to a $100.00 burial benefit provided she/he was a Butler County resident. (County Code, Section 1909, 1910)


The funeral director is directly responsible for applying for county burial benefits. They have one (1) year from the date of death to make the application to this office.


Wartime dates are as follows:



World War II

December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946


Korean War

June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955


Vietnam War

August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975

(In Country – February 28, 1961-May 7, 1965)


Persian Gulf

August 2, 1990 – cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government.