Obituary of John L. Dorton
John L. Dorton, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Wapello Specialty Care. Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by the combined units of the VFW Post #1565 and American Legion Post #27. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in John’s name. Online condolences may be left at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
John L. Dorton was born on September 24, 1939 in Earl, Arkansas, the son of Carter A. and Purney (Isham) Dorton. On June 23, 1962, John was united in marriage to Marguerite H. Aegerter in Tipton, Iowa. John served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from HON/HNI Company. He enjoyed playing music and playing guitar in several bands. John also enjoyed playing golf, running in the Bix 7, spending time with his grandchildren and his pug, Capone.
John will be deeply missed by his wife, Marguerite of Muscatine; sons, Bret (Jennifer) Dorton of Flowery Branch, Georgia and Sean (Molly) Dorton of Muscatine and four grandchildren, Austin Dorton, Hannah Dorton, Chaela Dorton and Carter Dorton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carter and Larry Joe Dorton; two half-brothers, Jim and Reuban White and half-sister, Jona White.
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