DONALD ALBERT WILTON SR.Donald Albert Wilton Sr., 76, of Brookston, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the Silver Bay Veterans Home.
DONALD ALBERT WILTON SR.
Donald Albert Wilton Sr., 76, of Brookston, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the Silver Bay Veterans Home.
He was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Duluth, to Thomas and Olga (Erickson) Wilton and graduated from Brookston High School in 1956. Don served in the U.S. Army and was a lifelong Brookston resident. He owned and operated the Brookston Garbage Service for over 30 years and also installed septic systems.
Donald was united in marriage to Kathryn Milberger June 17, 1967, in Brookston. He had many interests including playing pool with his family, shooting archery in the club he helped start in Brookston, and attempting to fish on Lake Superior (which never worked). Don never turned away from someone who needed help whether they were family or friends. Even if it meant not charging someone for pick-ups that mom didn't know about. He was well known for his gift of gab and the ability to take a five hour route and turn it into eight hours.
He will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure to meet and talk with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Thomas Wilton Jr. and William Wilton.
Donald is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn; sons Donald (Teresa Adams) Wilton Jr., George (Heather) Wilton, Gerald (Annette) Wilton, Gregory Wilton and Dale Wilton; brother Morris Wilton; sisters Edla Dogleash and Evelyn Prusak; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, and 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 29, all in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed with refreshments in the fellowship room. See the family online guestbook at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.