David Lewis Watton Jr.

Aug. 5, 1970 - May 17, 2011

David L. Watton Jr., 40 of Waukesha, formerly of Rockford, Ill., went to heaven to be with his father on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. David was born Aug. 5, 1970, in Westerly, R.I.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1988. While in high school, David was a member of Boy Scout Troop 429, where he served as assistant scout master and earned the Eagle Scout Award. David enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and obtained the rank of private first class, completing his training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

He attended Bradley University for his undergraduate studies, and he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. David completed his undergraduate studies at Carthage College in 2000. He later graduated from Marquette University with a masterís degree in business management, and eventually earned his CPA certification.

David married Janet Krahn on Sept. 23, 2006. He was recently employed as chief financial officer at Asset Properties, and he later went on to work as the manager of Cleveland Pub and Grill in New Berlin. He was an avid sports fan with a deep love for the Marquette Golden Eagles basketball team, New York Yankees, Chicago Bulls and Pittsburgh Steelers.

David was a loving husband, son, grandson, brother, uncle and nephew. He is survived by Janet Watton; his mother, Mary, and stepfather, Richard Pederson; loving grandmother, Mary Schramm; brothers, Daniel (BethAmy), Aaron (Aimee) and Bradley Watton; nieces, Olivia, Cierra, Cerenity and Ashlyn; aunts, Clara (Michael) Kopycienski and Debra Slasor; as well as many cousins.

David was preceded in death by his father, David L. Watton Sr., maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, May 24, and from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, May 25, at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, with the Rev. William R. Wentink officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 815-226-2273, is serving the family. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com