Gene T. Dalton Sr.
1937 - 2021
McDonald Funeral Home
505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL
Gene T. Dalton Sr.
Born: August 29, 1937 in Prairie du Chien, WI
Died: September 13, 2021 in Sterling, IL
Gene T. Dalton Sr, 84, of Rock Falls, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling.
He was born on August 29, 1937 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of John and Marvel (Rumsey) Dalton. He married Shirley Jean McKinstry on August 31, 1958 in Clinton, IA. Gene was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co as a first helper in the furnace department, retiring in 1990 after 31 years. He was a dedicated member of Harvest Time Bible church having served as an usher for 17 years. He enjoyed playing the guitar, camping, working on his home, working on antique cars,going on car rides to view the scenery and nature. Gene treasured his time with family.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; his daughters, Ruth Armstrong of Sterling and Teresa (Larry) Mount of Springfield, MO; his son, Gene (Alice) Dalton Jr. of Sterling; his sisters, Doris Badger of Hemet, CA and Barbara Joyce Luke of Stockton, IL; his brother Gary (Violet) Dalton of Camanche, IA; 7 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Franklin; one grandson, Gene Dalton III; two sisters; and five brothers.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday September 17, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. The service will follow at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Jason Borton officiating. Burial will conclude at 2 p.m. at Lower York Cemetery in Thomson. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published by Sauk Valley News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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You have our deepest sympathy. I was so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. We did not find out until Sunday or we would have been there. Love to your family.
Jerry & Sarah Ann
September 22, 2021
Your dad had a great sense of humor and love of family. He was always welcoming every time I met him. My heart goes out to you all. Till you meet again remember there are no scars in heaven, no pain just the divine love of our Lord and savior. Prayers for peace for you all.
Shellie Carter
September 16, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences! We love you Shirley and keeping you and your family in our prayers!
Terry and Pam Milton
September 15, 2021
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Gene. I always love him when we got to see him and Shirley and the kids. Our prayers and love are with you all.
Renee Jamison
September 15, 2021
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