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Donald "Donnie" Burton
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1932
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2010

Donald Donnie Burton
November 05, 1932-August 14, 2010

Services: The funeral service will be Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Trinity Church, 1658 E. Walnut,Watseka, IL in Watseka, at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be at the Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois County.
Visitation: A gathering of family and friends will be at the Knapp Funeral Home, 219 S. 4th St., Watseka, Illinois, Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday at the Trinity Church, 1658 E. Walnut,Watseka, IL from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Donnie was born November 5, 1932 to John and Lola Bradley Burton in Iroquois County, IL.
He married Anna Norder November 25, 1953 in Kankakee, Illinois. He was employed by Gould Battery for 35 years and retired in 1987. After retiring he started remodeling homes in both Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. He was a Charter member of the Prairie State Good Sam Camping Club and served as the former president, vice president and Wagon Master. Donnie collected antiques, oil cans and duck decoys. Donnie was a Scout Leader for the Boy and Cub Scouts and was a member of the Order for the Arrow Master. He enjoyed woodworking, ushering at the Trinity Church where he was a member. Donnie loved building floats for local parades, camping and his grandchilden.

He is survived by his wife of Beaverville, his daughters and sons in law, Susan Gernon and Dan Blankenship of Bradley and Becky and Larry Cruse of Limestone and his sons and daughter in law, Tim Burton of Beaverville and Derek and Dee Burton of Beaverville. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Jennifer, Rachel, Andrew, Michael, Paul, Marc, Nicole, Sadie, Courtney, Barry, Sarah, Zachary and Ella, 17 Great Grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and brother in law, Elizabeth Burton and Ella Lee and Albert Mayo, one brother and sister in law, Wilbur and Ruth Burton and one grandson Jason Burton.
Memorials: Memorials are for the Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Association. To read Donnie's complete life story, download a picture, leave a special memory or watch his video, please go to Please sign his guestbook at
Family links: 
  John H. Burton (1888 - 1978)
  Lola Frances Bradley Burton (1892 - ____)
  Anna D Norder Burton (1933 - ____)*
  Elizabeth L. Burton (1912 - 1914)*
  Donald Burton (1932 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Dell Cemetery
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Aug 17, 2010
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