Charles “Ed” Stratton, 87, 1050 Seventh St., Plover, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in the Palliative Care Hospice Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stevens Point with the Rev. Graham West officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery.
A memorial will be established in his name for the Palliative Care Hospice Unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield.
Boston Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Stratton was born March 10, 1913, in Waupaca County, a son of the late Joel and Olive (Steinmates) Stratton. He graduated from Waupaca High School and attended the Stevens Point Teachers College.
He served as the manager of a Kroger Super Market in Detroit for four years. In 1941, he joined Hardware Mutuals Insurance, which became Sentry Insurance, and worked primarily in the audit and underwriting department. He retired in 1976 after 35 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He entered on Jan. 5, 1943, and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant on June 17, 1945. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
He was married to Gladys Whittaker in 1937. She died in June of 1939. He was married to Marjorie Therrien in 1954. She died in 1991.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Stevens Point Duplicate Bridge Club, Lions Club and BPOElks Club Lodge 641. He was a volunteer for the Committee on Aging and a member of its board of directors and the board of directors of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
He achieved the American Contract Bridge League’s Life Master Award.
Survivors include one son, David (Bonnie), Walnut Cove, N.C.; three daughters, Kim (William) Stratton Block, Iola, Diane (David) Michel, Hastings, Neb., and Nikki (John) Evans, Janesville; one sister, Marion (Altenburg) Morris, Janesville; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and one brother also preceded him in death.