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ROBERT RALPH LAWTON


1923 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
ROBERT RALPH LAWTON Obituary
Robert Ralph Lawton, 89, passed away Nov. 5, 2013. He was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Vermillion, S.D., the son of Ralph W. and Lottie S. Lawton. He attended school in Vermillion, S.D., and graduated from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion in 1945. He was employed in the Engineering Department of the Chicago & North Western Railroad for 36 years. He was married June 17, 1945, to Evelyn L. Christopherson, who passed away June 6, 1999. He is survived by his two daughters, Ann (Steve) Balling and Janet (David) Hood; grandchildren, Matthew, Adam, Daniel, Shannon and Thomas, preceded in death by David Lawton Hood. Robert was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wheaton, and sang in the choir for 50 years. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. Funeral service Monday at 10 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL, please meet at church. Interment in Wheaton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to or St. Paul Lutheran Church. For funeral information, call 630-668-0016 or visit www.williams-kampp.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 8, 2013
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