Milton “Milt” W. Lawler, 90, of Springfield, IL and Ft. Meyers, FL died at 10:29 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born July 21, 1923 in Schuyler County, IL to Lewis and Mary Lenover Lawler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Myra Jean Ewing; one brother, Ward Lawler; one sister, Olive Wheelhouse and one grandson, Jacob Lawler-Bartlow.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa A. Lawler, whom he married on July 2, 1964; one son, John W. Lawler of Denver, CO; two daughters, Jeanne (Jeff) Bartlow of New Port Richey, FL, Jane (Rick) Schafer of Aurora, CO; two stepdaughters, Karleen (Tom) Murphy and Cheryl Murphy, both of Springfield; one step-son, Michael (Leigh Ann) Powers of Springfield; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Milt was a Liability Claims Consultant with Country Companies Insurance and retired after 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a life-time member of the American Legion Post #32, the TRN Club and the DAV Club Hall Hagler Chapter 15. He was also a member of the Moose Club and St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham.
Visitation: Military Honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Inter-veterans Burial Detail at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home, followed by visitation until the time of service.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Dennis Kollross officiating.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Military Honors will be conducted at 10 am by the Sangamon County Interveterans