The family of Randy Dalton, of Collinsville, Ill., would like to announce his homecoming after 40 years. Randy, the son of former late Mayor Fred Dalton and the late Ann Dalton, was listed as Missing In Action during the Vietnam War, in July of 1971.
Since that time the U.S. government has been actively searching for servicemen whose remains were never located. Earlier this year, the Dalton Family was notified of positive identification of Randy's remains.
Randy is survived by his three sisters, Linda, nee Dalton, Kruse of Tampa, Fla., Gayle, nee Dalton, Vecchetti of Edwardsville, Ill., and Karen, nee Dalton, Kloster of St. Louis, Mo.
Services are scheduled for Sunday, July 24, 2011, exactly 40 years since his death.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Friends of Military Families, Inc., a non-profit private organization which reaches out to military families, and will be accepted at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Ill., and Sunset Hill Funeral Home in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Visitation: Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Sunset Hill Funeral Home in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, Ill.
A homecoming reception will follow at the American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandaila, Collinsville, Ill. Those who are friends of the family, both past and present, are welcome to join the family for this celebration.
SUNSET HILL FUNERAL HOME, Glen Carbon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from July 18 to July 19, 2011