US Marine Corps

Thomas A. Burton

December 15, 1938 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 82)


Thomas A. Burton, 82, of Mount Pleasant, WI passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Pleasant Point Assisted Living.

Tom was born on December 15, 1938 in Racine, WI the son of Donald and Emma (Quale) Burton. After graduating high school, Tom faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After an honorable discharge, he was united in marriage to Mary Zupfer in 1960 and the Lord blessed their union with three children, Brenda, Peggy and Jeff. Mary and Tom enjoyed many years of marriage together until her passing in 1992. Tom then married Darlene Bagley on September 22, 1994 in Las Vegas and the two would go on to spend the rest of Tom’s life together. Tom worked as a Crane Operator for the majority of his working career and he took pride in providing for his family. He had a big personality and did not mind sharing his thoughts or opinions. As a Marine, he was not afraid of much and had no problem telling it like it was. Tom was a member of the Lions Club International for over 55 years, and recently received the Melvin Jones Award for his distinguished service. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, pitching horseshoes, and was an avid outdoorsman. He also enjoyed snowbirding in Florida with Darlene during their retirement years. His family will dearly miss him and his memory will live on through their lives.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Darlene Burton of Mount Pleasant, WI; his son, Jeff Burton of East Troy, WI; his grandchildren, Ashley Schroeder, Alyssa Kitzke, Joshua Schroeder, Kelsey Campbell, and Lutie Burton; two great-grandchildren; two step-children, Dawn Chavez (Bagley) and David (Melissa) Bagley; and his brother, John Burton of Eagle, WI. He is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mary, and two dear daughters, Brenda and Peggy.

A Graveside Service with full Military Honors will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Melendy’s Prairie Cemetery in the Town of Eagle, WI. Rev. Ray Bezanson will officiate the graveside service.

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Graveside Service
November 20, 2021

10:00 AM
Melendy's Prairie Cemetery
County Road ZZ
Eagle, WI 53119

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