Berton Raymond Morton, age 86 of Milbank, SD died February 8, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Covenant Church, rural LaBolt, SD. Rev. Mark Chapman will officiate the funeral.
Burial with full military honors will take place Milbank Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Mundwiler Funeral Home on Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. and continue at the church 1 hour prior to service.
Military honors will be provided American Legion, Birch Miller-Post #9, V.F.W. Grant County Post #3486, V.V.A. Northeast SD Chapter #1054 and D.A.V. Chapter #19.
Honorary bearers will be granddaughters: Heather Holtquist, Libby Warns, Haley Morton, Brittney Russell, Sydney Morton, and Whitney Morton.
Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Tony Zuraff, Jesse Morton, Nick Morton, Brodie Holtquist, Preston Morton, and Brad Warns.
Pianist will be Linda Chapman. Vocalist will be Larry Tietjen.
Berton Morton was born March 21, 1930, in Grant County, SD. He was the son of Raymond and Violet (Packard) Morton. Berton was raised on a farm and attended school to the 8th grade. Berton served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he returned to farm in the LaBolt area.
He married Lorraine Brotzel November 22, 1951. This marriage was blessed with four children; Linda, Brenda, Gary, and Larry.
He enjoyed milking cows, farming, watching NASCAR and football, hunting and playing cards. He always enjoyed his coffee company on Sundays.
He was united in marriage with Mary Bohlen November 3, 1973, in LaBolt and they were blessed with a son, Jerry.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Morton of Milbank, SD; children: Linda K. Morton of Revillo, SD; Gary & Sheila Morton of Labolt, SD, Larry & Dawn Morton of Waconia, MN; and Jerry & Melissa Morton of Sioux Falls, SD; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters: Blanche Rolhfs of Milbank, SD, Dorothy Johanson of Milbank, SD, Clara Pederson of Milbank , SD, Doris Wendland of Milbank, SD, Millie Pederson of Milbank, SD, Betty Schultz of Corona, SD, and Myra Quade (Ken) of Milbank, SD; sister-in-law, Linda Morton of Milbank.
Berton was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Violet Morton; 1st wife, Lorraine; daughter, Brenda; sister Helen; and brother, Charles.