November 15, 1932—July 10, 2018
BURLINGTON—Kenneth L. Burton, 85, of Burlington, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Grant County, Wisconsin on November 15, 1932, he was the son of Loren and Grace (nee Taft) Burton. He spent his early years in Barnum, Wisconsin and graduated from high school in Seneca, Wisconsin.
On June 7, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary (nee Sime) Burton at Utica Lutheran Church. Following their marriage they made their home in Burlington, Wisconsin. He spent his life with his wife of 66 years, together raising 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Ken worked at many different vocations including farming, over the road trucking, and 25 years as a test driver at the American Motors Proving Grounds. He was also a 58 year member of Cross Lutheran Church. He loved fishing, hunting, traveling and driving. Ken also was an avid Packer and Brewer fan, but by far his first love was his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Rich (Barb) Burton, Debbie (Ron) Kluge and Patti Reilly; grandchildren, Kim (Cory) Wohlrab, Kristi (Jim) Lejcar, Kyle (Carrie) Oldenburg, Kenny Kluge, Amy (Justin) Mathew, Marcus (McKenzie) Staton, Jen (Donzel) Reilly, Amanda (Chad) Cravens, Sarah Reilly and Rebecca (Jake) Ehlen, along with great-grandchildren Lane, Lexi and Landon Wohlrab, Braden and Megan Lejcar, Caden and Jaden Oldenburg, Layla and Rex Kluge, Katie Mathew, Jackson Davis, Tyler Cravens and Ava, Colin and Haley Ehlen. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty (Witold) Launer and Darlene Radel. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Burton, his parents, sister, Ann Loken, father-in-law and mother-in law Grace and Herman Sime and other beloved family members.
The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Webber for his many years of immeasurable care, Aurora At Home, our Cross Lutheran Church family, and all our friends and family for their love and support.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 17th from 4PM until 6:45PM at Cross Lutheran Church, with service to follow at 7PM with Rev. John Brink officiating. Private burial will take place in Burlington Cemetery at a later date.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105