Erma Dalton

Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Erma Donna Dalton, 93, of Moline, died Wednesday, March 12, 2013, at Appleton Health Care Center, Appleton, Wis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, with a two-hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Garden at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island.
Erma was born in East Moline, on April 5, 1920, to Willis and Julia Gardner Toler. She married Thomas Dalton on Dec. 27, 1947, in East Moline. He preceded her in death.
She graduated in 1938 from United Township High School, East Moline, and attended Black Hawk College, Augustana College, and Marycrest College. She was an assistant librarian at the East Moline Public Library, was the school librarian at Annie Wittenmyer School in Davenport. She worked as an information coordinator at the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging.
She was a longtime volunteer in the gift shops at the Lutheran, Moline Public, Franciscan, and Illini hospitals. She also volunteered in the gift shop at the Quad Cities Botanical Center. She attended Homewood Evangelical Free Church as well as First Evangelical Free Church.
Survivors include son, Thomas P. Dalton (Kim Normoyle), Davenport; daughters, Colleen (Steve) Lester, Coal Valley, Jan Thomas, Moline, and Peggy (Mark) Dahl, Appleton, Wis.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Toler; and sister, Charlene Allen.
Online condolences may be sent at wendtfuneralhome.com.


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