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William 'Bill' W. Dalton

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

William "Bill" W. Dalton, 93, of Kingsley, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Bill was born July 6, 1912, at rural Lewis Station, Mo., the son of Lee and Bertha (Sell) Dalton. He grew up in Missouri, moving to Iowa and Kingsley, when he was 19 years old. He married LaVern Wenzel July 26, 1932. He worked in the Kingsley area farming until 1956 when he moved back to Missouri. After moving back to Missouri, he worked at a plant manufacturing retreaded tires until his retirement in 1986.

He married Vada Miller May 10, 1957, in Belton, Mo. After retiring he and his wife, Vada, moved back to Kingsley. Vada died May 26, 1993, and after her death Bill continued to live at home until going to the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in December 2004.

Bill belonged to Masons and was a Shriner.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Underwood of Sioux City, and his son, Larry Dalton and his wife, Caron of Le Mars; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Also, surviving are four sisters, Laura Mae Barrows and her husband, Ben, Pauline Woods, Marjorie Sheek and her husband, Shorty and Doris June Evans and her husband, Roy, all of Clinton, Mio.; as well as Bill's very special friends, Dean and Jan Royer and Gene and Diane Rollefson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, LaVern; his second wife, Vada; one daughter, Maxine Connor; and one granddaughter, Lisa Rene Dalton; four brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Friday) at the Rohde ~ Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley,, with the Rev. Paul Evans of the Kingsley United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., and a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the Rohde ~ Earnest Funeral Home.