Donald Dwain Morton

March 6, 1938 – May 12, 2010

Donald Dwain Morton, 72, of Amberg, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain.

He was born March 6, 1938, in Redford, Mo., the son of the late Sidney and Mary (Davis) Morton. Don was raised in Detroit and Waterloo, Ill. He graduated from Waterloo High School, Class of 1956. Don served in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller from 1956 to 1966. He married Nancy Miller-Orlopp on Dec. 23, 2001, in Pewaukee.

Don worked at Hallmark Personal, Illinois, for a short period of time before working at Symons Corporation, Pewaukee, as a regional sales manager, where he managed six states and part of Canada. He worked for Symons Corporation for 34 years, before retiring in 2005. After retirement, Don and Nancy moved to Amberg, where he built a log home.

He enjoyed spending time on his land with his German shepherd, Chance. Don was also very proud of his Sioux Indian heritage.

Don is survived by his wife, Nancy Morton; one son, Steven Morton of Laughlin, Nev.; two daughters, Kim Allport of Paragould, Ark., Debbie (Johnny Fischer) DeBauche of Darboy; one stepson, Joshua Orlopp of Milwaukee; one stepdaughter, Tanya Orlopp of Indianapolis; one brother, Frank (Mattie) Farrell of Louisville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Brooke and Don DeBauche, Alise and Justin Morton, Misty, Melissa and Amanda Allport, Cayden Wahab, and Jonathan and Ethan Strickland; five great-grandchildren; one nephew, Donnie Morton; and his former wife of 40 years, Patricia Johnson-Morton of Waukesha.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary; stepdad, Steve Burke; his father; and one nephew, Frank Morton Jr.

Private family services were held.

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Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel, is serving the family. Call 866-774-6166 for more information.

“He is a timeless example.”