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Dallas Stratton

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[December 29, 2008]  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 years.

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.

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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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