Elbert Donald “Don” Burton, 82, Huntingburg

Don BurtonhElbert Donald “Don” Burton, 82, of Huntingburg, died Monday (March 16) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, November 28, 1932, to Elbert B. and Edna C. (Jones) Burton. He married Ida Catherine Harker September 7, 1955, at St. John’s Church in Boone Township. She died July 31, 2008.

Don was owner of Burton’s Cafeteria, Burton’s Catering, and Burton’s Caper House. He also worked as a Dubois County dumpster site attendant. He was a member of the Holland American Legion, a lifetime member of the Southern Indiana Leathernecks, and the Indiana National Guard. He served in Japan during the Korean Conflict as a private first class in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and barbecuing.

He is survived by four sons, Mike Burton and wife Dede, Dave Burton, and John Burton and wife Angela, all of Huntingburg, and Brian Burton, O’Fallon, Missouri; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leah Burton.

Services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion memorial detail and the United States Marine Corps funeral detail. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Marine Corps League memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

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