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MOUNT PULASKI -- Dallas K. Stratton,
83, of Mount Pulaski died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at 8:56 a.m. at St.
John's Hospital in Springfield.
His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with
J.T. Thomason officiating. Visitation will be 11:30-1:30
p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Military
rites will be conducted by Mount Pulaski American
Legion Post 447.
Mr. Stratton was a union plumber
and pipe fitter out of Springfield Local 137 for 50
He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1946. He was
a member of the 101st Airborne Division and served
in the battles of Normandy, northern France,
Ardennes, Rhineland and central Europe.
He was born June 26, 1925, in Mount Pulaski to
John and Emma Kinert Stratton. He married Donna Jean
Bowles in Mount Pulaski on Jan. 17, 1948.
He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; one
daughter, Sandra (and Steven) Wilson of Lincoln; one
granddaughter, DeAnn (and Joel) Vinson of Lincoln;
two great-grandchildren, Gage and Josh Vinson of
Lincoln; three nephews, Larry, Ronnie and Randy
Bowles; and one niece, Janet Naugle.
He was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church,
Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447 and Mount
Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Christian
Church, Disabled American Veterans or a charity of
the donor's choice.
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