Myrle D. “Tony” Dayton II, 60, of Dixon, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Mr. Dayton worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections for 21 years.
Tony was born January 2, 1946, in San Francisco, CA, the son of Myrle Duane “Bud” and Patricia Jane (Danielson) Dayton I. He married Valerie M. Cunningham on January 29, 1988, in Lee County. Tony was a Private in the United States Army from May 14, 1968 – December 9, 1968.
Survivors include his wife, Dixon; one son Troy (Patricia) Dayton, Littleton, CO; three daughters, Tonya A. (Matthew) Browning, Euless, TX, Holly A. Cunningham, Dixon, Kelly A. Dayton, Dixon; one brother, Delner (Kim) Dayton, Eau Claire, WI; four grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Browning, and Jacob and Matthew Dayton.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann Dayton.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Dr. Vincent Marrandino, chaplain at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, officiating. Burial with full military graveside services provided by the combined veterans’ organizations will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 2 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home with family present from 2 – 4:00 p.m. and 6 – 8:00 p.m.
A memorial has been established