Robert Stratton (1928 – 2005)

Robert Lee Stratton, was born on March 14, 1928 in Buena CA, and was the son of the late Anna (Smith) and Raymond Stratton.

At the age of 3 he relocated to Kannapolis NC. He was educated there and graduated from J.W. Cannon High School in1946. He was on the boxing team at the YMCA and won a Golden Gloves Bantam Weight Championship in 1943.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 and served one and a half years.

In 1946 he married Dolores Julius, they later divorced.

In 1969 he married Dolores (Eichman) Lumley.

He was employed at Simmons Co. from 1947 – 1959, American Motors from 1959 to retiring as Superintendent of the Metal Shop and Quality Control of Paint Department in 1986. He was a ranger at Petrified Springs Golf Course for several summers.

He was an avid golfer, belonging to the AMC Good Fellowship League for 16 years. He belonged to several men?s and mixed bowling leagues for over 40 years. He followed the Boston-Milwaukee-Atlanta Braves since 1946 and was a Green Bay Packer fan. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 286.

He is survived by his wife Dolores of Kenosha, son Charles T. Stratton; daughter Linda K. Stratton; son Scott (Tonja) Stratton and grandchildren Gabriella, Drake, Trevor Stratton; granddaughter Tina (Charles) Marchese and great-granddaughter Anna Marie Marchese; granddaughter Stacey (Jim) Kidwell and great-grandchildren Korinne Greidanus, Justyn and Joshua Kidwell; step-son Wayne (Jill) Lumley and grandchildren Jessica and Jacob Lumley; step-son Dennis Lumley; step-daughter Sandra (Edgar) Gastaldi and grandchildren Michelle (Ben) Sauceda and Eddie Gastaldi; step-daughter Sharon Hanson and granddaughter Jennifer Simonson; and half-sister Sara Kaiser of FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father James Allmon and daughter Sharon (Glen) Laurent.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday August 19, 2005 from 5-7PM at The First Presbyterian Church at 1803-83rd Street in Kenosha. (corner of 18 Avenue and 83rd Street next to Red Arrow Park) A service to conclude the visitation will be held on Friday at the church at 7 PM. Burial will take place at Southern WI Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated to benefit various charities.

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