Charles C. Burton
Nov. 3, 1926 — Sept. 28, 2015
Charles C. Burton of Waukesha died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, September 28, 2015, at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 88. He was born in Milwaukee on November 3, 1926, the son of Charles Vernon and Amanda (nee Bucholtz) Burton.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a staff sergeant from 1945 until 1946 under Gen. MacArthur in Japan during the Pacific Theatre. On September 9, 1950, he married Bonnie Moen. Charles was a 1951 graduate of Carroll College and earned his master’s degree from UW Milwaukee in 1958. He worked as a principal for Union, Lowell, Meadowbrook and Whittier elementary schools before retiring in 1986. Charles was a member of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) and was an honored member of the State Principals WREA. He was the past president of WASA and SMESPA, a member of the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400, and a member of RiverGlen Christian Church.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years, Bonnie Burton of Waukesha, and their children, Richard “Rick” Burton of Milwaukee, David Burton of Chicago Heights and John (Kim) Burton of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of David A. Burton of Chicago Heights, Eric Burton of Chicago and Abby Burton of Waukesha. He is further survived by his brother John “Tim” (Jean) Burton of Largo, Fla.; sister Suzanne Abbott of St. Petersburg, Fla.; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Janet (Rodney) Horning.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4,from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Randle- Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Elks Lodge of Sorrow Service will begin at 6:45 p.m. with a religious funeral service to follow, all held at the funeral home. Pastor Ben Davis will preside. Interment with full military honors will take place on Monday, October 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to the family or Angels-Grace Hospice, N74-W35908 Servants’ Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.