Lawton Obituary

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Lawton Obituary - Death March Survivor Dale Lawton, 55, Dies Dale...
Death March Survivor Dale Lawton, 55, Dies Dale Laulon. 53, of 5ia N. Willard Willard Ave., one of the few mcn\- bcrs of Janesville's 192nd Tank Battalion to survive the infam- ous Bataan Death March and Japanese imprisonment a quar- ter - century ago died Sunday in Madison General i Hospital after having been ill i two months, Though seriously handicapped by loss of vision, blamed on the rigors of imprisonment during during World War II. the former first sergeant with Company A of the 192nd Tank Battalion was active in the community. He served as a member of the city council late in the )940s and "r^^T^ " ^^^^ went from the Chevrolet pja^t into federal service when • 'he Jancsville Tanks were acti- ''''^ ^"^ ''''^'^ '''' '''^'"P" P'"« ^''^^ "^^"^ ^^^"^^ Pearl Harbor, servin? with DALE LAWTON the 192nd until the fall of Ba-; taan. \ He was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Prison Camp No. I. Cabantuan. until his liberation liberation in Februarv. 19''5. a^.d he was the first of the 83 who survived the death march and , imnrisonment to return home. Arrow Club, and amember of' Richard Ellis Post American Legion and the Elks Club. He was born in Bowman. County, N. D.. Jan. 18, 1912,' and was graduated from LaFarge LaFarge High School. LaFargc, N.' D., before coming here some 34 years aco. He was married to' Mary Nickols Nov. 2. 1946, in St. Mary's Catholic Church rectory. rectory. Survivors are his wife; twfl sons. Mike. Whitewater State University, and Robert, at home; a daughter, Kathy, at home: a brother, Leon, CasDcr, Wyo.. a sister. I^Irs. Irene Martinez. Martinez. Grovcr City. Calif.; and a • sten-brothcr. Ed Quade, Monti. , tion in Chicago in 1947. cello. a past commander of: Services will be at 10 a.m. Kienow-Hilt Post Veterans of; Wednesday in the Nelson, After the war he returned to work at the Chevrolet nlan ^""^ ^""'^ ""in'o^'P-' . since 1933, and he was one of two Jancsville men. the other Carl Nichols, to be cho.scn to demonstrate adiustment to civilian civilian life, desnite the loss of much vision, to blind veterans j of World War II at a conven- Paulporgj-n ^vars and of the Red ' Schneider Funeral Home and at " i 10:30 in St. William's Catholic Church, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Frienls may call at the funeral home this afternoon' and cvcnind. The Elks service will be at 7 tonight, the Rosary at 3 p.m. (Continued on Page 4, Col. 3) Michael Tumele, Sr. , ^, „. ^ , T.,.„O 1« ELKHORN - Michael Tumele Sr.. 76. died Saturday in Wal- worth Countv Home after a long . jDness.

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 02 Jan 1968, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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  • Lawton Obituary

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