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Arthur J. Burton, 88, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in RiverBluff Nursing Home. He was born December 27, 1928, in Portage, WI; the son of David Arthur and Alvina B. (Frederick) Burton. Art served in the United States Marines and Air Force. He married Delores A. Feldt on March 17, 1955, in Portage, WI. Art was employed with Gates Rubber Company from 1966-1991, until he retired. He was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, belonged to Rockford Harmony Singing Society, Belvidere VFW Lodge and Men's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Delores of Rockford; daughters, Kathy (Sam) Tardio, Karen (Mike) Koonmen, Karol (Steve) Livingston, and Kelly (Eldon Stone) Burton; grandchildren, Eric Tardio, Nicole Livingston, Andrew and Victoria Koonmen; sister, June (Delbert) Anderson; sister, Kathryn "Tootie" (Bill) Hinickle; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, and sister,Opal Hamale.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 827 16th St. Rockford, with Pastor Steve Woita officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to Redeemer Radio Mission at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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  1. Craig & Michelle Yoder

    We are sorry about your loss. We love you all. God bless you.

  2. Joan Schwanke

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Melinda n Scott evans

    My condolences sorry for your loss

  4. Shelbey Hinkelmann

    My deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband and father, Art.


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