Alton King, age 74, of Olivia and formerly Lake Lillian, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 surrounded by his family at Carris Health Therapy Suites in Willmar. Funeral Service will be Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Assembly of God Church in Willmar, with Pastor Paul McCullough officiating. Burial will be at Community Cemetery in Lake Lillian. Visitation will be Sunday, January 5, 2020 at K-M Funeral Home in Lake Lillian from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday for one hour prior to the service at Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Carris Health Hospice Services (301 Becker Ave. Willmar, MN 56201). Arrangements are with K-M Funeral Home in Lake Lillian.
Alton Richard King was born on January 30, 1945 to Victor and Alvina (Strey) King in Willmar, MN. He grew up and lived most of his life in the Lake Lillian and Blomkest area. Alton did various jobs including working at Hanson Silo Company, delivering newspapers for West Central Tribune, and working for area farmers driving semi truck. He married Betty Feldman on April 9, 1966 and they had five children together, divorcing in 2008. He enjoyed his time at the casino, playing cards, and pull tabs. He was an outdoorsman who liked snowmobiling, fishing trips to Canada, and deer hunting. Alton also loved going to the races. His family was very important to him. He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed playing jokes and teasing with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for being a people person and always on the go.
Alton is survived by his four children: Mark (Roberta Anson) King of Canby, Gary (Cristal) King of Lake Lillian, Lisa (Dave) Meyer of Willmar, and Matthew (Heather) King of Lake Lillian; five grandchildren: Kelton King, Noah Meyer, Ryan, Jonathan, and Abbygale King; two sisters, Betty Fischer and Dorothy O’Donnel; and many nieces and nephews. Alton was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Alvina (Strey) King; infant son, Chet King; and four brothers: Donald, George, Robert, and Harold.
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