The Shelbyville News
Dr. Wilson L. Dalton, 85, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at
Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin.
May 31, 2007
Born Sept. 13, 1921, in Bloomington, s/o Melvin and Nellie "Geraldine"
Married Betty Lou "Betsy" Crews on July 14, 1945; she survives in Franklin.
Survivors include sons,
Dalton of Tacoma, Wash., and Randall L. Dalton of Lexington, Ky.; daughter,
Judy I. Imel of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Bret Adkins,
B. D. Dalton, Ben
Dalton, Katlyn Dalton, Alana Nedderman, Bre Giove and
great-grandchildren Kyrsten Lux and Max Dalton; and sister-in-law,
Burton of Franklin.
Preceded in death by his parents and one
Owned and operated his own family practice for
almost 50 years in Shelbyville. He also served as a health officer for
Shelby County for 48 years. Retired from the W. S. Major Hospital
Graduated from Bloomington High School in June
1939 and received his bachelor of arts degree in 1942, master's degree in
1947 and medical degree in 1950, all from Indiana University.
Member of the Shelbyville Elks lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Member of Grace United Methodist Church in
Founding member of Shelby County
United Fund For You (SCUFFY), a vice president and founding board member of
the Shelby County Industrial Development Corp.
Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater as a B-24
combat pilot flying out of Italy.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Broadway
Chapel, 232 W. Broadway St., the Rev. John Eley
Contributions may be made to the Blue River
Community Foundation, Suite 1, 54 W. Broadway, Shelbyville, IN 46176; or to
Americare Hospice, 20 Circle Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming