Back on September 18th, 2019, Barely, two weeks had passed since Dr. Pol celebrated his birthday when news of his grandson’s death hit his family. You may recognize Jan from his veterinarian role on The Incredible Dr. Pol which airs every Saturday on Nat Geo Wild. However, most people are oblivious; or rather were to the existence of Dr. Pol’s grandson, Adam James Butch.
That said, here’s to the life and times of Adam James Butch as well as a detailed breakdown of Dr. Pol’s grandson’s death.
Adam James Butch’s death. What happened?
Dr. Pol’s grandson‘s death came as a shock to the family and the entire fraternity. He died on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, in his home. Though he rarely made an appearance on the series, the late Adam James Butch certainly had a connection with his grandfather.
This is because he worked as a certified pharmacy technician, which somehow relates to Dr. Pol’s area of jurisdiction. Moreover, he also worked with Rite Aid, a drugstore chain ubiquitous in the United States.
The late Adam James Butch will undoubtedly be remembered for his glimmer of light. He was easy on the eyes and just as friendly. Dr. Pol’s grandson was a student at the Michigan State University student and had recently graduated.
He took an active role as part of the Relay of Life Committee and even worked as a computer assistant teacher. Before that, he graduated from All Saint High School and partook in the National Honor Society as well as the football team.
Adam Butch Cause of Death.
Dr. Pol’s grandson Adam James Butch’s death is an outcome of his depression. Adam James Butch was fighting depression for some time. He was only found dead in his house at the young age of 23. The family asked for privacy in these trying times and hid the results of his autopsy away from his obituary.
His dearly beloved sister, Rachel, and mother, Kathlene Pol certainly miss him already. Likewise, his girlfriend, Julia Shepherd, best friend, Tyler Schmidt, cousins, uncles, and aunts also feel the pain of loss. Adam Butch’s father, Gregory Butch, died some years ago.
Words cannot describe how the family feels right now. However, you can join them and offer your condolences at his funeral service on September 26th, 2019. The mass begins at 11 am at St. Stanislaus Church on 1503 Kosciuszko Avenue in Bay City, MI 48708 Fr.
Originally posted on September 22, 2019 @ 11:55 pm
68 thoughts on “Dr. Pol Grandson Adam James Butch Death, Cause of Death.”
So so sorry for your loss ,the loss of a child is very painful n leaves a hole in your heart ,my deepest condolences
To Dr.Pol and his family, I am so sorry for your loss of Adam. The loss of any family member is a devastating thing. And my heart goes out to The Pol family and friends. God bless to you all at this Holiday season. Loe to all.
Dr Pol and family, I am so sad about the loss of your grandson Adam. Please except my condolences for your loss. Depression is serious condition. I have suffered from it for the past 48 years. Not a day goes by that I think about harming myself, I have a Autistic Son that keeps me here amongst the living. I will keep all of your family in my prayers. God Bless.
So sorry for you loss. Are prayers extend to you whole family.
may God be with you now , in this great time of need.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your Grandson Adam James Butch. Watching your series for so many seasons I can see the kindness and love that comes from within your family. May our Lord with his Divine Mercy console you at this time. Your Grandson knows this Mercy.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your Grandson Adam James Butch. Watching your series for so many seasons I can see the kindness and love that comes from within your family. May our Lord with his Divine Mercy console you at this time. Your Grandson knows this Mercy. Amen.
God bless Pol family
So sorry for your loss. My prayers for you, the family and friends.
The fans of upstate New York wish to send our condolences to Dr pol and the entire family on the loss of your grandson brother and son wr want you to know we are praying for and with you now and in the days ahead that God will comfort and keep you and grant you his peace that surpasses all understanding as you move forward during this most difficult time humbly submitted the fans of upstate New York.
I could tell by his picture’s he was delighting depression I should know I been struggling with depression for the last 14 years it’s very hard trust me there been times I wanted to take you easy way out but that doesn’t help your family any in fact I’m having trouble writing this it’s a daily flight Sorry Adam couldn’t find the strength to come back from the darkness it’s a place I visite alot .m.best southeast Ohio
Dear Dr. Pol, Diane, Charles, Beth, and family;
I was so shocked to learn of Adam’s death, and my heart goes out to you as you try to cope with this tragic loss! I’ve watched your program for quite some time, and feel like you and your team are like family to me. I not only enjoy your program, but also learn so much from it. Please know my love and prayers are with you all!! ❤️?❤️
So very sorry for your loss. Depression is an awful demon to fight. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you
GOD BLESS you all…..
So very sorry for your loss…
My heart is so heavy over the loss of Adam. I pray that God will give you peace for during this sad time. May love prevail.
Dr. Pol and family,
Our deepest condolences in your time of grief and mourning. Our prayers certainly go out to all of you. May God hold you tight in his arms helping you through this.
I will keep Adam’s family in my prayers.
So sorry for everyone’s loss. It saddens me that such a young age he is gone and didn’t realize so many would have helped him in any way possible. Life is so precious. He had his whole life ahead of him.
I too lost my son of only 40 years old to a blood clot. My heart goes out to his mom and family. It is a hurt that can not be described. My prayers go to her for strength.
So so sorry for your loss way to young to lose someone words can not lessen your greif but you will be remembered in my prayers
Hi my name is debrah Whitney I’m so sorry for your loss I just lost my daughter she was 21 she past way on April 5 2019 so I no how u feel I’m so very sorry for your loss please if u need anything please don’t hesitate to ask and please exsep my concerns to u and your son and grandson doctor pol your show is my favorite I was it all the time love your fan debrah Whitney. ?
My husband and I feel so bad for Adam’s family. We’ll keep you all and Adam in our prayers. He seemed like a very sweet kind young man. God be with you and keep you comforted. Always think about the wonderful times with Adam.
I am so terribly sorry for the loss of this sweet young man. I just saw him and his sister on an episode of Dr. Pol’s show. He went on field calls with his grandfather and I was so taken with his outgoing personality, his manners, and his the respect he showed to the people he met. He was quick with a smile, always extended a handshake, and seemed genuine when saying, “nice to meet you”….also genuine when saying that he couldn’t put his hand where his granddad did in those cows!” ha! His wit and and easy personality were refreshing. I was genuinely shaken when I saw the memorandum on the screen after an episode so soon after seeing him on the show. I felt that both he and his sister had such sweet spirits. I lost my son when he was 18 years old so my heart just broke for his Mama. I am a grandmother now and so my heart breaks for the grandparents too, I can’t imagine that pain. I watched as my daughters lost their only sweet spirited brother. I watched his aunts and cousins suffer loss all the while trying to act strong for me and my girls. JUST A FAMILY DEVASTATION! I feel all of your pain and am so sorry for the journey you are facing. I will pray with love for God to lift you up each second of each day for strength to get through knowing He is faithful in doing so. God Bless you all.
Dr. Pol & family,
My family and I offer our condolences during this difficult time. Your family has become ours and you and yours are in our prayers, always. So sorry for your loss.
I saw Adam on an episode of Dr. Pol. He was funny, handsome and you could see the love between grandson and grandpa. My heart goes out to his mom and sister and other family. It is a huge loss for so much more than his town his career and so on. He was making a difference…God be with you all in this painful time. My prayers are with you. Hugs to Kathy and Rachel..
My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. May God comfort you and give you a peace which transcends understanding. He is in God’s loving arms.
Dr. Pol has become our favorite show. I remember seeing Adam on Dr. Pol’s show with his sister. My heart breaks for the entire Pol family, especially his mother and sister. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Depression is a terribly hard disease to fight.
I just learned of the passing of your grandson, Adam. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Adam.
I’m sorry to hear the news please except my humble words of condolences for ur family’s tragic loss of a loved young man my sister lost her son to depression about a month ago and i couldn’t even imagine ur feelings of grief in praying for family that god brings u thru one day at a time (one min at atime if need be) and helps u to move forward with time again I’m so sorry.
Depression can have deadly results.rip adam
Deepest condolences on the loss of Adam, a handsome young man.
Kathie & Ron from Alberta, Canada
My heart felt joy when I watched tonight Charles and Beth present a gift to Diana and Jan Pol
A baby coming ( which came last month)
So happy! But joy turned to tears to see the memory at end of the show Adam passed away
I’m in shock!
Words cannot expressed the sorrow you all going through
I watch Dr Pol and his life from Montreal, Canada. I wish to express my condolences to the family for your loss.
My deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your son, brother and grandson.
Dealing with depression myself I know there’s no right or wrong answer on how to cope with this loss. He’s in a better place with his father where there is no more suffering and no more pain.
Have strength and think only good thoughts.
What a terrible shock! I watch your show avidly and saw the one where Adam and his sister came to help out when Charles took the week off. Please accept my deepest condolences at this upsetting time. How terrible for a young person to feel that depressed that they can’t continue on when they have so much to live for. You must all be devastated!
To the Pol and Butch Families, watching through the years the wonderful work you do, the loss of such a young person
is hard to understand and even greater to cope with. We never know what it takes to heal that vacuum each and every
day. I hope that being surrounded by the people that love you will give all of you the strength through the coming
days and months.
My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. We saw Adam on an episode with you Dr.Pol. We are sending many prayers and positive thoughts and energy to help your entire family heal ????
So sorry for your loss
My prayer go out to you an family
Watching the show tonight and saw that your grandson had passed, my heart goes out for your family. Praying for peace, love and comfort for all your family! I am so sorry! ??
So sorry to hear about your grandson I watch your show all the time and remember the one where he was on it and his sister I want to send my condolences to you and your whole family you all are in my prayers ?????
Just finished watching dr pol sat 23/2019 .I’m very sorry for your the loss of your grandson. From Dave at st catharines ont.canada
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pol family. Mental health is such an under researched, under serviced and misunderstood medical issue. You are not alone, be sure to take care of yourselves in this trying time.
From Wyevale, Ontario, Canada
My condolences to the Pol family . Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family . RIP Adam , no more pain god love you????
No words can Express the sorrow. Unfortunately l can relate too well. My 16yr.old great nephew just hung himself after struggling with depression. I also watched the episode that Adam and his sister were on helping well Charles was away. I was SOOO excited to hear about Charles and Beth’s baby, then see Anams memorial@ the end of the show. My heart broke?. My player’s are with you.And l ask God to give you the strength to get through this difficult time ?.
I am so sorry to hear of Adam’s death. I remember seeing him on ‘The Incredible Dr Pol.I can’t imagine what your family is going through.
I pray your family will sense God’s arms around you & give you peace & comfort.
My heart goes out to your family. Your family has so many people who love you. There are many prayers being sent to God for your family.
Peace to your family.
In God’s love.
St Thomas Ontario Canada
So sorry for your loss. I remember first seeing him helping his grandfather while Charles was on vacation. Again, my condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Pol family. I lost a 21 year old son to depression and my heart goes out to you. Thank you so much for the love and support you gave him in the years that you had him with you.
My heart goes out to the entire Pol family on the loss of your grandson/son. Your hearts must be broken. I also remember watching the episode that had your grandson and Grand daughter on it. It was a cute episode. I have watched your series from the very beginning and have loved all the episodes. I am a real animal lover and I have cried on the episodes where a pet has died or has to be put to sleep. I have such a tender heart. I really appreciate the wholesome nature of your show and especially like that you never use bad language. I just wanted to extend my condolences and also let you know how much I and many others enjoy your show.
I am a big fan of Dr Pol’s show.Was so sad to see that tonight’s show revealed the loss of his grandson.Sending sincere condolences to all the family on this terrible loss!
We are a little behind in Tennessee, just learned of Adam’s passing, Our hearts go out to the entire family and praying for your comfort.
I just read about Dr. Pols grandson, who was a victim of depression, so badly that it lead to his death. If only someone knew….. my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with me as l have also suffered the loss of my fiance, who also passed away from depression and alcoholism just 33 days before our 8 year anniversary and our wedding day
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Bless the entire Pol family to speed through these trying times..so sorry to hear.
So sorry for your loss. Depression is such a terrible illness which unfortunately goes unnoticed way too often. More needs to be available for young people to have access to for help. It’s an illness, like MS or lupus. It needs more funding. Hold on to precious memories of your sweet grandson to help you all get through this difficult time. God bless you all.
I have watched the series for years. So sad to see the memorial at the end of one of the programs today. God be with your family and keep you in his bosom during this very rough time.
I just found out. I am so so sorry. There are no words that could ever help the hurt go away. I’ll keep you all in our prayers. GOD bless you all for a much better New Year.
I too wrapped up watching another wonderful episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol only to see condolences for the beloved grandson of the Pol’s. I was shocked and taken aback. I am so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss. My prayers are with all of you during this sad time.
My family and I have watched Dr.Pol for years love the show very much. I’ve battled my dreams for years. Many attempts one successful God wasn’t ready for me yet. My family and I know the pain all to well. Our thoughts and prayers for the Pol family in these hard of times. From Oklahoma we love Dr.Pol family and vets.
May God be with you
There are no words that will help when we loose a young man this way.Except our prayers and belief that God prevails.God Bless and the love of family and friends is with you.
From this Canadian fan, I am so sorry for the death of your beautiful grandson. Depression is something I have dealt with all my life and it was so misunderstood when I was growing up in the 50’s. I watched the program when Adam went around with Dr. Pol on his rounds and I have to say he was a friendly, polite and handsome young man. My thoughts will always be with you.
Kathleen Bell, Richmond, B.C., Canada
Dear Dr. Pol, Diane & Family: I watch your show all of the time. If your show is on, my television set is on. The people on your show are so warm and caring. It just doesn’t seem like anything like Adam’s depression or his death should affect your wonderful family. Obviously, it does. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. We just lost one of our sons in a car crash in November. I can’t tell you how much we miss him!!! He was always so cheerful and happy when he phoned to check on us. I, too, so the show where Adam and his sister came to help when Charles was gone. My granddaughter has been fighting the Flesh-Eating-Disease since June, 2019, too. She lost part of her right foot, her left leg (just below her knee), and some of her fingers on her right hand. She is only 36 years old with a really great husband and four children ages 15, 10, and 7 year old twins. Lets hope and pray the year, 2020, treats your family and mine much better!!!! Happy New Year to your family and your staff members!!!
Dear Dr. Pol, Diane & Family: I watch your show all of the time. If your show is on, my television set is on. The people on your show are so warm and caring. It just doesn’t seem like anything like Adam’s depression or his death should affect your wonderful family. Obviously, it does. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. We just lost one of our sons in a car crash in November. I can’t tell you how much we miss him!!! He was always so cheerful and happy when he phoned to check on us. I, too, saw the show where Adam and his sister came to help when Charles was gone. My granddaughter has been fighting the Flesh-Eating-Disease since June, 2019, too. She lost part of her right foot, her left leg (just below her knee), and some of her fingers on her right hand. She is only 36 years old with a really great husband and four children ages 15, 10, and 7 year old twins. Lets hope and pray the year, 2020, treats your family and mine much better!!!! Happy New Year to your family and your staff members!!!
Dr Pol and family. You do not know us as we are in South Africa. But our deepest condolences on the death of Adam. We enjoyed every moment of your tv show and loved Adam such a lovely person and are very sorry to read about his death. May he rest in peace. His sun shown bright and even through we only saw him on tv he will be missed by every body here in our family. Rest in peace Adam.
Dr. Pol, I’ve been watching your show from the beginning, my wife & l, we are very sorry for your loss,may the lords blessing be upon you & your family..Soares family
Godspeed Adam!! Thoughts and prayers to you whole family at this difficult time.
Me and my grandchildren love watching Dr. Pol. My prayers and condolences to the Pol’s family for the sudden lost of their grandson. I pray God’s comfort surround the entire family, especially his mom.
May God watch over and comfort the entire family.
I am adding the names of myself and my husband to those that came earlier. I just heard about your horrific loss. I hoped it wasn’t true. I am sure you wish that so as well. Knowing life the way you and your family do, doesn’t change the impact of such a personal loss. I know you & your family have had faith in your lives. This is the time to rely on it. Let go the things you cannot understand. Know you will see him again and have a full understanding at that time and space. May you find courage and peace throughout this terrible time.