Wallace Roger Burton
Wallace Roger Burton
  • February 26, 1948 - January 31, 2016
  • Pekin, Illinois

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Wallace "Roger" Burton, 67, of Pekin, Illinois, passed quietly away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born on February 26, 1948 in Quincy, Illinois to Louie and Ruth (Croxton) Burton. He married Marijane Rubal on July 24, 1976 in Greensburg, Indiana. She passed away in 2011 in Indiana. He was also preceded in death by his father; both maternal grandparents, W.R. and Grace Croxton; paternal grandparents, Roger and Jennie Burton; and a niece, Tracey Leigh Tennell.
He is survived by his beloved fiancée, Kathy Whitaker; his dearest mother, Ruth Burton; one son, Ryan Wolfe; sisters Pat (Ray) Brink and Sandra (Vince) Tennell. He is also survived by several treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roger was a 1966 graduate of Augusta Community High School and Lynn Tech College. He was retired from TimeWarner and Woodmizer Saw Company. He had recently returned to Illinois to enjoy the company of family and friends, and the local fishing. He was infatuated with wolves, the Navajo and Illinois Native American Tribes. He was a Navy Veteran.
Cremation rites will be accorded and inurnment will be in Greensburg, Indiana. The Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to TAPS. You may create an online condolence at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.