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Alton “Tony” Oakland, age 90, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2018 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 E Main, Albert Lea. Pastor Kent Otterman will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery.
Alton E. Oakland was born on August 4, 1928 to parents Elmer and Alma (Moen) Oakland in Freeborn County, Minnesota. He graduated from Freeborn High School in 1947.
Alton married Alice Allen in Albert Lea. The couple had six children before Alice passed away. On November 20, 1972, Alton married Beverly Schow at the Little Brown Church. They made their home together in Albert Lea.
For 18 years, Alton was a milkman for Polly Meadows Dairy out of Rochester, MN. After that he worked for Queen products for 15 years and was a janitor at the Moose Club until retirement. Alton was a member of the Moose Club with Bev for 35 years.
In his free time, he enjoyed cooking, gardening, camping, and spending time with his family. The couple enjoyed vacationing to their mobile home in Rockaway Beach, MO for 19 years. His great laugh and wonderful sense of humor will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Oakland; children, Vicki Nelson of Denver, CO, Karen (Mark) Weidner of Allendale, NJ, Cheryl Horning of Cheshire, CT, Maryjo (B.A.) Classen of Tubac, AZ, Larry (Mary) Schroader of Albert Lea, MN, Ronald (Kim) Schrader of Glenville, MN, Kari Ann Roisen of Albert Lea, MN, Del (Cindy) Schroader of Albert Lea, MN; 21 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Stillings; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Spielman, Lucille Oakland, and Margaret Schow; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alma Oakland; first wife, Alice Oakland; children, Brenda Oakland, Alton Jr., and Daryl Schrader; siblings, LeMoyne Oakland, Vernon Oakland, Eunice (Lawrence ‘Bud’) Wilhelm; sisters-in-law, Eileen Farmer, Kathy Berry; brothers-in-law, Bob Stillings, Bob Allen, Harlin Schow, Merlin Schow, and Ray Spielman.
Memorials preferred to the Arc of Freeborn County, 407 E William St, Albert Lea, MN 56007.