June 21, 2013
Donald "Don" Dean Walton, 89, of Mount Vernon, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Anamosa Care Center.
A visitation for Don was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church by Rev. Bill Daylong.
Surviving Don is his wife of 63 years, Betty; his children, Douglas of Mount Vernon, Barbara (Darrell) Porter of Hopkinton, and Kevin (Kim) of Marion; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding Don in death were his parents; a son, Craig; a sister, Beryl Walton; and a brother, John Wayne Walton.
Don was born Aug. 14, 1923, on the family farm in Mount Vernon, the youngest child of J. C. and Iva Beach Walton. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1942. He married Betty Detert on May 24, 1950, in Cedar Rapids. Don farmed all of his life on the family farms. He delivered chemicals for Brayton Chemical for 15 years.
He had an outgoing way with a sense of humor and loved to get together with family and friends.
Memorials in Don's Honor may be given to: Hospice of Mercy, 315 18th Ave., Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, or United Methodist Church, 304 First Street S.W., Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314.
Online condolences may be posted at www.morganfuneralchoices.com.